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Rain Reviews

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January 13, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 5, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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 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
Quiet, sexual, disturbing, often beautifully melancholic.
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 1, 2002
Jeffs' meticulous framing nicely counterpoints all the messy turmoil, and her screenplay flows with the cadences of life.
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