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Rain Man Reviews

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February 20, 2008
One of the year's most intriguing film premises is given uneven, slightly off-target treatment in UA's Rain Man.
February 5, 2007
Well written, smartly directed, and sensitively performed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
January 4, 2007
A sometimes touching, generally pedestrian look at autism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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+
February 9, 2006
There is no story, no motor, and given the nature of the premise, nothing much can happen.
February 5, 2005
A solid, Oscar-worthy motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 4, 2005
Hoffman is unforgettable, Cruise holds his own well.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 11, 2004
Hoffman and Cruise give signature performances in this thoughtful, and hugely enjoyable, classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
February 16, 2004
There's a great Jonathan Demme movie waiting to bust out of Rain Man.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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
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
November 24, 2003
Brazenly manipulative Oscar bait -- and it worked.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
November 22, 2002
Never gets dated. Never gets old. A timeless film about the power of family.
| Original Score: 5/5
November 7, 2002
Slightly overrated Cruise-Hoffman Oscar-winner still works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2002
Genuinely enthralling.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
Hey...Cruise can act!
| Original Score: 4/5
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