All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
A journey through understanding and fellowship.
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
"He's capable of a lot more than you know!"
One of my favorite films of all time. The way that this film brings out the true meaning and reality of a man and his brother who has autism. A truly emotional film that gets me so into it, that I cry every time that I watch it. Some of the reasons why I think so highly of this film, is that I have personal experience. With my sister having autism, I feel that I am able to truly capture and get into the brilliance and mastermind designed in this cinema. I could not critic this picture in any other way. One way that this film was able to do so…
God-DAMN it Cruise! You had a golden ticket! You had a golden chance to make your way! And you fucked it up! YOU FUCKED IT UP! You could have been the next Redford but instead you decided you were going to devote your life to believing in an evil space overlord that trapped a bunch of alien souls in a prehistoric volcano. And thetans. Next thing you know, you're jumping up and down on the Oprah show, denouncing the entire mental health profession. Now you're a one-man definition of irony. Good job there Maverick!
Barry Levinson’s Rain Man follows in suit with his recent efforts of candied Hollywood Drama’s/Comedy’s, but is carried further than its traditional premise via a fascinating and touching screenplay and a remarkable performance at its centre.
The films portrayal of autistic sufferers is honest and informed without feeling too outlandish, with the struggles of carers and family dealing with suffers indented into the plot. But the focus lies on the relationship between the leads. Charlie is an initially unlikable, savagely selfish yuppie played strongly by Cruise. His cold demeanour is difficult to deal with at first as someone seemingly without good intention, but he is brought back to humanity by Raymond. It’s not often that an actor as well-known and…
"You were in the window. You waved to me, "Bye bye Rain Man", "Bye bye.""
Rain Man is a surprisingly unsentimental film that mixes drama and comedy with successful results. In lesser hands this film could be so mawkish but it works because Tom Cruise's character, Charlie Babbitt is a completely self centred prick. His estranged father has passed away and on being delivered the will Charlie is incensed to hear that his fathers $3 Million dollar estate has been put in a trust fund. This then leads him to the institution where he finds a brother he never knew he had.
Charlie essentially kidnaps his brother Raymond (Dustin Hoffman). With a complete lack of understanding for his brothers condition…
Dustin Hoffman gives the performance of his career in Rain Man, a lightly funny, touching and effective drama with a fine supporting performance from Tom Cruise, a good soundtrack and a great directing job from Barry Levinson.
"What I said about being on the road with you I meant. Connecting. I like having you for my brother."
One of the best movies of the '80's. Even at a young age, I have always loved this film, and despite it hitting a little too close to home for me, it still remains an absolute favourite of mine. It's straight-forward, moving and very, very deserving of it's Best Picture Oscar. Dustin Hoffman delivers a fantastic, committed performance, but Tom Cruise deserves an equal amount of praise for his brilliant central performance with a believable character arc that really wins over the audience.
A real winner, in terms of quality and audience connection.
Had to watch this for psychology class. Wasn't a huge fan at first simply because I'm not a big fan of Cruise in this film, but quite a good movie overall.
This 1988 American drama is directed by Barry Levinson and stars Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Jerry Molen and Ralph Seymour.
Car salesman Charlie Babbitt (Cruise) is in the process of importing and selling 4 luxury Lamborghinis to Los Angeles to wealthy buyers when he learns his estranged father has died. He learns he has been left a 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible and rose bushes – the $3m fortune left to an unnamed trustee.
Charlie and his girlfriend Susanna (Golino) learn the money has been left to his older brother, Raymond (Hoffman), whom he never knew about. Raymond is in a mental institution, diagnosed with suffering from autism. Charlie decides to try and take custody of Raymond in order…
It's exactly what you expect it to be if you're familiar with even the broadest strokes of the story, but that isn't really to its detriment. It's kind of interesting reading all the different actors that were considered for roles in this (especially Murray in Hoffman's role and Hoffman in Cruise's) because it's impossible for me to imagine any two other actors in these roles after seeing it.
By far the best comedy I've ever seen.
Dustin Hoffman's performance as the autistic savant named Raymond Babbit is spellbinding brilliance. I truly bought him as the character he was playing. Tom Cruise is excellent in this as well.
Along with some classic music and a touching ending, there's no doubt this movie is pure genius.
Rain Man is undeniably one of my favorite films of all time and by far my all-time favorite comedy. The performances, direction, music, pacing, filming, and writing are pure genius.
Grade: A+ (4.8/5)
A good 80s film. Dustin Hoffman is truly brilliant in this film
Are you taking any prescription medication?
Thoroughly mediocre. Most of the film is playing the same beat over and over again. Hoffman isn't that remarkable (like Gyllenhaal in "Nightcrawler," he's more a collection of tics than a persuasive character) and Cruise's lightweight acting sometimes works in his favor, but mostly doesn't. Also, the score has not aged gracefully.
Dustin Hoffman was great, but it was annoying to watch him two hours long. Rain Man was a boring movie for me.
Road movie ganadora dedel oso de oro en Berlín, 4 oscars y 2 globos de oro. Es una película íntima, divertida, bien engranada. Excelente actuación de Dustin Hoffman y una integración clave con Tom Cruise. Aunque la película se mantiene en lugares seguros y por momentos es demasiado hollywodense, mantiene el ritmo y la profundidad de una pareja de hermanos que termina comprendiendose y rescatandose.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…