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Rain Man Reviews

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TV Guide
February 5, 2007
Well written, smartly directed, and sensitively performed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 5, 2007
Valeria Golino is appealing as Cruise's girlfriend; Hoffman makes his character pretty believable without milking the part for pathos and tears, and it's nice to see Cruise working for a change in a context that isn't determined by hard sell and hype.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 4, 2007
A sometimes touching, generally pedestrian look at autism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
July 28, 2006
The film's immense success may be attributed to its messages about family values, or more specifically the rediscovery of love between two brothers, an autistic savant (Dustin Hoffman) and a salesman-hustler (Tom Cruise).
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Brian Case
Time Out
February 9, 2006
There is no story, no motor, and given the nature of the premise, nothing much can happen.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 5, 2005
A solid, Oscar-worthy motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
January 4, 2005
Hoffman is unforgettable, Cruise holds his own well.
| Original Score: 5/5
Emma Cochrane
Empire Magazine
August 11, 2004
Hoffman and Cruise give signature performances in this thoughtful, and hugely enjoyable, classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 3, 2004
Now as then, it's clear that this was hardly the crowning achievement of its year, yet that's not meant to take away from the film's crowd-pleasing appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine
February 16, 2004
There's a great Jonathan Demme movie waiting to bust out of Rain Man.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Diana Saenger
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 15, 2004
The trip begins both a journey to discovery and an amusing window into watching two brothers, totally different in every way, who oppose each other and then connect in a powerful way.
Blake French
February 12, 2004
In the history of the cinema, very few "odd couples" have complimented each other in the way that Cruise and Hoffman's do in Rain Man.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 8, 2004
...there's more going on here than just the standard grin-and-smirk performance that dominated much of Cruise's early work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 24, 2003
Brazenly manipulative Oscar bait -- and it worked.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Its end effect depends largely on one's susceptibility to the sight of an actor acting nonstop and extremely well, but to no particularly urgent dramatic purpose.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 22, 2002
Never gets dated. Never gets old. A timeless film about the power of family.
| Original Score: 5/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Slightly overrated Cruise-Hoffman Oscar-winner still works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
Genuinely enthralling.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
July 26, 2002
Hey...Cruise can act!
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 25, 2001
You'll spot many glories to celebrate in this unusual Academy Award-winning film.
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