By J.R. Taylor
Updated March 10, 1995 at 05:00 AM EST
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Writer-director Michael Tolkin follows up his apocalyptic fantasy The Rapture with The New Age, a black comedy of an adulterous couple seeking redemption through retailing. In performances that seem less directed than designed, Weller’s good looks create the perfect empty vessel, while Davis’ cadaverous sexuality could spark a nation of necrophiliacs. And though critics had a hard time finding enthusiasm for a film whose dramatic high point hinges on telemarketing, The New Age‘s languid pacing is comfortingly appropriate for video, allowing viewers to enjoy such decadent indulgences as Adam West as Weller’s playboy father. B

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