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Raising Cain Reviews

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 12, 2016
works superbly in its isolated setpieces, even as the film as a whole doesn't quite hang together
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dustin Putman
August 25, 2016
From first scene to the unforgettable final sting, "Raising Cain" is hypnotic in its richly devised spell, starkly realistic fears invaded by haunting spurts of dream logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 10, 2016
...one of the most satisfying entries within De Palma's decidedly erratic body of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
August 19, 2006
Rather than clarifying, De Palma's technique with Raising Cain effectively obliterates the audience's bearings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 24, 2006
A respectable if overly campy De Palma thriller. Like the director's Body Double, this plays better the second time you watch it.
| Original Score: 3/4
Clint Morris
October 29, 2005
Creepy and effective
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 26, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 10, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 24, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
November 15, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Shane Burridge
August 24, 2001
De Palma is a director who has managed to annoy as many people as he's won over, so why should this movie be any different?
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Entertainment Weekly
August 7, 1992
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brian Orndorf
August 6, 2012
In a world where Redacted exists, Raising Cain isn't De Palma's least effective picture, but it's damn near close, purposely unreasonable and shockingly leaden all the way.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
July 19, 2005
Weak thriller. Lost potential. Lithgow is good.
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
November 26, 2003
De Palma's worst film
| Original Score: 1/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 26, 2002
Laughably awful
| Original Score: 1/5
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