Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Quick Review: THE RAPTURE (1991)

Original Theatrical Poster
The Rapture (1991) is one of the most underrated, undeservedly obscure films ever made. It is a haunting, disturbing. moving, and occasionally frightening religious thriller, which deals with issues and subjects most filmmakers are terrified of broaching. Its tale of a depressed young woman who decides to leave her hedonistic lifestyle behind in order to find God, is a twisty, atmospheric, superbly written one, handled with care and intelligence by writer/director Michael Tolkin, and with a terrific central performance by Mimi Rogers. One never knows where exactly the story is going, right down to the disturbing final scene. Although it will probably offend, to some extent, believers and non-believers alike, this is a thought-provoking, challenging film that should not be missed.

Text © Ahmed Khalifa. 2015.

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