I was a bit surprised to see so many 5 star reviews of this book! Not that I think Patterson's commentary is 'bad' in any way, though I do think it is lacking in certain respects. So, my three star review may indicate a small disagreement as to what the nature of a commentary 'is' or should be - rather than critiquing Patterson's theological position or exegesis.
I do think there are some very good parts of the book. The second part of the commentary, in the exegesis of the first part of Revelation concerning the cities, their historical background and therefore their proper place in the exegesis of this particular part of Revelation is great. And Patterson is able to make his case for his pre-trib premil viewpoint quite nicely. If you are looking for a good, standard, pre-trib premil commentary, you would have to look no further.
However, I think Patterson does not significantly deal with other interpretations. Often, he only does show very shallowly. Again, I think a commentary should significantly deal with other interpretations, moreso than Patterson did--but, I'm not saying that literally EVERY single commentary has to. The NAC attempts to be laymen friendly I think -- so it tries to walk a fine line between overtly scholarly and down to earth. For example, Patterson's treatment of numbers and their symbology are also shallow, or often ignored. He does not go to great lengths to explain why he exegetes certain things literally and other things from the same text symbolically. And I think he also gets sidetracked at times. Near the end of the work, when the New Jerusalem descends from heaven, Patterson spends several pages telling us the mineral make-up of the various foundation stones and other geological facts, but never explains why knowing these random facts about these minerals is important. And last (and least), I am frustrated with the textual editor of this work. The format of bold-face citing of what verses Patterson is exegeting is often randomly missing at times. Again, this may seem petty, but gets annoying after this happens several times.
If you identify as a Southern Baptist as I do, or have been to a Southern Baptist Seminary, you will understand what I mean when I say this is standard Southern Baptist exegesis. The commentary is not deep, but to be fair it's not too shallow at every turn. It falls right in line with what you would expect from a Southern Baptist commentary. People only trained in the Southern Baptist tradition will no doubt love it, while those that have trained at other places may find it lacking. But it is what it is. If you want a good pretrib, premil commentary, this will be a good purchase. If you are looking for a commentary on Revelation that deals significantly with other interpretations of Revelation, I would suggest elsewhere.