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Rain Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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 4, 2002
Rainy days and movies about the disintegration of families always get me down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
April 23, 2002
The dialogue is cumbersome, the simpering soundtrack and editing more so.
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
May 2, 2002
We get light showers of emotion a couple of times, but then -- strangely -- these wane to an inconsistent and ultimately unsatisfying drizzle.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
May 9, 2002
[Janey] forgets about her other obligations, leading to a tragedy which is somehow guessable from the first few minutes, maybe because it echoes the by now intolerable morbidity of so many recent movies.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 17, 2002
Freights a young girl's self-destructive eagerness to lose her virginity with so much danger and even horror that it's as if the events were trying to make up for the film's previous lack of drama.
| Original Score: C+
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
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-
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 14, 2002
The film can depress you about life itself.
| Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
August 20, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
March 8, 2002
Lindberg demonstrates a remarkable sense of place, a keen understanding that emotions are boiled into a concentrate, not diluted, in the rural setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 25, 2002
Treats a potentially explosive set-up with adult reflection and thoughtfulness.
| Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
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
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 29, 2002
A master work in miniature, an unsentimental yet not unsympathetic portrait of a family falling apart in slow motion.
Eric D. Snider
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Eric D. Snider
January 13, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
June 1, 2002
Jeffs' meticulous framing nicely counterpoints all the messy turmoil, and her screenplay flows with the cadences of life.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
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
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 4, 2002
A beguiling and hyper-sensitive anatomy of a hurting family who, lacking openness and trust, fail to communicate.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 25, 2002
a lyrically moody, poetically foreboding coming of age tale
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Susan Granger
May 29, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
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