Raining Stones (1993)




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Bob (Bruce Jones) lives with his wife Anne (Julie Brown) and his daughter Coleen (Gemma Phoenix) in a poor English town. Bob scrapes by with whatever odd jobs come his way -- working as a bouncer, stealing green turf, cleaning septic tanks. Although Bob has no money and is living on the dole, he is determined to buy his daughter a dress for her first communion. The local parish priest (Tom Hickey) suggests that Bob settle cheaper and get a second-hand dress for Coleen's communion. But Bob will … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jim Allen
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On DVD: Jun 12, 2007
Koch Lorber Films


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Critic Reviews for Raining Stones

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

Brisk, richly characterized fiction that cuts as deeply and truly as any documentary.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Without ever mentioning politics, Loach makes the most powerful and effective of political statements -- one that relies on subtlety and the intelligence of the audience.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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The film is good-hearted and the characters are easy to identify with, but what I liked best was the underlying humor, even in this desperate situation.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Gripping and sadly true to life.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Raining Stones

I expected more from Ken Loach plus I didn't like the ending

Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

Another beauty by Ken Loach. Powerful and effective in delivery. The viewer is forced to pick up the hidden nuggests of meaning embedded.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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