Rain Reviews

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January 13, 2012
August 7, 2008
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
December 6, 2005
December 5, 2004
December 8, 2002
Fulford-Wierzbicki in particular turns in a performance well beyond her years as Janey.
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
August 2, 2002
Before it rains, clouds cover the sky and hint at the coming storm. Jeffs fully captures that feeling of anticipation.
July 25, 2002
Treats a potentially explosive set-up with adult reflection and thoughtfulness.
July 20, 2002
Far from the first female coming-of-age movie, but it's one of the most vivid.
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.
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.
June 15, 2002
Though Jeffs' material is slightly stale, the fact remains that Hollywood regularly recycles material of a much lower caliber.
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.
June 13, 2002
Rain is a small treasure, enveloping the viewer in a literal and spiritual torpor that is anything but cathartic.
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.
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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