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Black Rain Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 1, 2001
Even given all of its inconsistencies, implausibilities and recycled cliches, "Black Rain" might have been entertaining if the filmmakers had found the right note for the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 17, 2003
Beautiful but not memorable.
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 11, 2006
absurdly priceless
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 18, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 14, 2007
...a relic of the 1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 25, 2002
Style wins out over substance again.
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
May 30, 2003
A big stupid pile of junk. Am I being too forward?
| Original Score: 1/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 30, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 12, 2003
Should have been much better, given its credentials
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 7, 2012
Considering the caliber of talent, in front and behind the camera, Ridley Scott's violent cop thriller should have been more engaging and compelling
Full Review | Original Score: C
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
Nothing brilliant, but it's tough to knock Ridley Scott's style and Michael Douglas with a gun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 30, 2002
Ridley Scott's been better, but Black Rain is rarely less than engaging.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 22, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 15, 2002
A cross-cultural gem about the clash between two Americans and the Japanese police force.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
November 7, 2006
Still plays like a more commerical variation of the superior Year of the Dragon, but Black Rain has aged nicely, and is a strong film in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
November 12, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 26, 2002
Dark and haunting
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 1, 2001
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
August 1, 2001
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 1, 2001
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Time Out
June 3, 2006
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Variety
February 23, 2012
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