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Rain Reviews

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March 1, 2007
First-time writer-director Christine Jeffs captures the destruction of a family with a blunt accuracy that never precludes a gift for the occasionally lyrical moment.
December 8, 2002
Fulford-Wierzbicki in particular turns in a performance well beyond her years as Janey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2002
The film's constant mood of melancholy and its unhurried narrative are masterfully controlled. But ... in trying to capture the novel's deeper intimate resonances, the film has - ironically - distanced us from the characters.
August 2, 2002
Before it rains, clouds cover the sky and hint at the coming storm. Jeffs fully captures that feeling of anticipation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 25, 2002
Treats a potentially explosive set-up with adult reflection and thoughtfulness.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2002
Far from the first female coming-of-age movie, but it's one of the most vivid.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 18, 2002
The symbolism may be a little thick at times ... but overall it's a remarkably strong debut that marks Jeffs as a director to watch.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/5
July 9, 2002
Rain is so slight that it almost isn't there, but these performers deftly approximate the sensation of having a craving for someone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 15, 2002
Though Jeffs' material is slightly stale, the fact remains that Hollywood regularly recycles material of a much lower caliber.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 14, 2002
It is, like weather, what it is, neither good nor bad but something that feels as if it has the weight of the inevitable.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 14, 2002
The film can depress you about life itself.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 13, 2002
Rain is a small treasure, enveloping the viewer in a literal and spiritual torpor that is anything but cathartic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2002
After about a half hour of this, and not caring a whit about the characters in Rain, I wanted nothing more than to return to the present day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 7, 2002
Quiet, sexual, disturbing, often beautifully melancholic.
June 4, 2002
Rainy days and movies about the disintegration of families always get me down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 3, 2002
The raw talent of the principle actors helps...to elevate the family soap opera above the average.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 2, 2002
Unless you enjoy watching repeated shots of people waking up in an alcoholic stupor, you're likely to find 'Rain' a cinematic washout.
| Original Score: C-
June 1, 2002
Jeffs' meticulous framing nicely counterpoints all the messy turmoil, and her screenplay flows with the cadences of life.
May 31, 2002
Jeffs creates a lush atmosphere of desire and approaching chaos, and delivers a bona fide shocker in the last reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2002
Ms. Fulford-Wierzbicki is almost spooky in her sulky, calculating Lolita turn.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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