Rain Man Reviews

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
February 21, 2015
The best films are those that manage to generate emotion in their audience without ever feeling phony or melodramatic. Rain Man does exactly that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 13, 2014
Everything about the acting and direction of Rain Man is so exquisitely calibrated and so right that it's all too easy to forget how much could have gone wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Andrew Collins
Radio Times
January 13, 2014
While everyone remembers this film about an autistic man as Dustin Hoffman's Oscar-winning triumph, it is equally Tom Cruise's.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Travers
People Magazine
January 13, 2014
Under Barry Levinson's astringent direction, Hoffman and Cruise evoke honestly earned emotions. Don't pass on this wonderfully funny and touching movie. There's magic in it.
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 13, 2014
When the great screen performances of 1988 are considered for Oscar nomination, expect Hoffman's name on the list.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 13, 2014
A fascinating, often very moving, frequently funny film.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
January 13, 2014
It's an honorable effort, touched by a certain lightness and grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 13, 2014
It has a heart as good as Raymond's own, which is more than a lot of Hollywood movies can say for themselves at the moment.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 14, 2013
powerful and evocative
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
February 20, 2013
What no one can argue is that Rain Man is Cruise's quantum leap, so that it can be said unblushingly that he holds his own with the masterly Hoffman.
Jamie Graham
Total Film
February 20, 2013
Of course, it's annoying. But it's also funny, touching and true, striking chords without ever reducing Raymond to a performing puppy. Definitely.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
February 6, 2013
The strength of the film is really that of Cruise's performance, his finest since Risky Business.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
March 30, 2011
There's something indelible about Rain Man, and not only to those of us who lived through the time when it was a zeitgeist movie. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 11, 2011
If you can somehow ignore all this hype... then Rain Man works as a kind of small comedy.
Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Story about autistic savant isn't for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rory L. Aronsky
Screen It!
February 16, 2009
It's a worthwhile journey in character and scenery...
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
December 21, 2008
Rain Man's restraint is, finally, rather like Raymond's gabble. It discourages connections, keeping you out instead of drawing you in.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 12, 2008
Delivers plenty of droll humor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Lebby Eyre
Film4
February 20, 2008
A slick, assured, coming-of-age road movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Amy Dawes
Variety
February 20, 2008
One of the year's most intriguing film premises is given uneven, slightly off-target treatment in UA's Rain Man.
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