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When the Apocalypse actually happens and a billion people are raptured up to heaven, Lindsey (Kendrick) and her boyfriend Ben (Daley) are left behind in suburban Seattle. The young couple try their best to lead a normal life surrounded by talking locusts, blood rain showers, and pot-smoking wraiths. But when the Anti-Christ (Robinson) makes his home base in their neighborhood, Lindsey finds herself the object of his affection. With the help of her family, friends, and a lawn-mowing zombie
Jun 7, 2013 Limited
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[An] almost endearingly silly amuse bouche of a comedy depicting how the End of Days might play out in Seattle ...
It never does live up to its potential, instead becoming bogged down in a repellent character who is supposed to be savagely satirical but is really just tediously crass.
The laughs are consistent and the cast (including Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer and Ken Jeong as a very petty God) is a riot.
Matheson's script focuses its energy on small, wickedly funny gags, half of which Robinson seems to have sputtered out as improv.
Should please those who own Shaun of the Dead on Blu-ray, and can quote one-liners from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the novel, not the film).
For a film about the apocalypse, Matheson's script felt a little bit too bland and mundane. Who would have thought the rapture could be so boring?
In a post-South Park world, lazy execution of a ribald, potentially controversial concept will not suffice -- especially not when the apocalypse is being handled with much more wit, vim and verve just across the megaplex.
Matheson aims to build a farce, but the feature doesn't follow his lead, blowing some interesting asides of insanity on trendy, flaccid riffing.
Rapture-Palooza assembles a reliable cast of comics and then proceeds to saddle them with truly middling material.
Sure, there are elements that don't work...but for the most part, 'Rapture-palooza' offers a lot of good, goofy stuff.
There are a few good, R-rated laughs, thanks largely to a cast that makes the most of the material at hand. Still, it ends up being more amusing than outright hilarious.
I wanted more satire, less booty humor. And the film really needed a more-engaged heroine. Kendrick goes so laid back that she looks like she's about to fall asleep.
Its views on organized religion are so halfhearted and perfunctory as to make Kevin Smith's Dogma seem like a veritable master's class in theistic studies.
Audience Reviews for Rapture-Palooza
- Ben House: Let her go, Anti-Christ!
- The Beast: I killed Jimmy Neutron!
- God: You barbecued my son.
- Ben House: I panicked. I laser-beamed him. I beamed Jesus. I'm so sorry.
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