|Directed by||Sally Potter|
|Produced by||Robert Hiestand|
|Written by||Sally Potter|
|Starring||Jude Law |
|Edited by||Daniel Goddard|
|Distributed by||Cinetic Media|
Rage is a 2009 satirical mystery art film written and directed by Sally Potter, starring Jude Law and Judi Dench. The filmmakers said that the film created a new genre in filmmaking, called "naked cinema".
A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell phone.
The DVD was released on September 22, 2009, in the US, and September 28, 2009, in the UK. A special edition version of the DVD was released through the official Rage website.
Babelgum premiered the film on mobile phones and internet at the same time as the cinema and DVD release. Babelgum released Rage in the UK, North America, Australia, Italy, France, Germany and Spain.
Rage is the world's first feature film to debut on mobile phones. The movie was to be shown in seven episodes, beginning on September 21, 2009. The online screening began on September 28, 2009.
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The film was widely panned by critics and audiences alike, with criticism mostly focusing on its acting, direction, plot, script and length, as well as that it did not achieve its satirical intentions. It currently holds a 17% 'rotten' critical score on Rotten Tomatoes based on 6 reviews and a 40% audience score based on 469 reviews (as of September 2015), together indicating generally negative reviews. It is not listed on Metacritic.
It has been described as 'lame' and an 'indignant annoyance' by Leslie Felperin of Variety and 'claustrophobic, repetitive and mostly ludicrous' by Richard Mowe of Boxoffice Magazine.
In a rare positive review, Armond White of New York Press described the film as 'a refreshing reminder of true cinematic values'.