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Rain Man Reviews

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Brian Case
Time Out
February 9, 2006
There is no story, no motor, and given the nature of the premise, nothing much can happen.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Rain Man is far from a washout but you can't help feeling all those missed opportunities raining down on you.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
December 21, 2008
Rain Man's restraint is, finally, rather like Raymond's gabble. It discourages connections, keeping you out instead of drawing you in.
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
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Neither Levinson nor Hoffman was able to penetrate the mystery of their subject.
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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.
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Amy Dawes
February 20, 2008
One of the year's most intriguing film premises is given uneven, slightly off-target treatment in UA's Rain Man.
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 13, 2014
When the great screen performances of 1988 are considered for Oscar nomination, expect Hoffman's name on the list.
Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Story about autistic savant isn't for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Rain Man is so fascinating because it refuses to supply those questions with sentimental but unrealistic answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
February 21, 2015
The best films are those that manage to generate emotion in their audience without ever feeling phony or melodramatic. Rain Man does exactly that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Slightly overrated Cruise-Hoffman Oscar-winner still works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
July 26, 2002
Hey...Cruise can act!
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Lebby Eyre
February 20, 2008
A slick, assured, coming-of-age road movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
[Levinson's] films are fresh and different from anything else being made
Rebecca Murray
October 29, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
October 5, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
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