All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. 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.
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!
"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…
Raymond: Uh oh fart. Uh oh fart.
Charlie: Did you fart, Ray? Did you fucking fart?
Charlie: [Trying unsuccessfully to open the door] How can you stand that?
Raymond: I don't mind it.
Charlie: How can you stand it?
Raymond: Ten minutes to Wapner. We're definitely locked in this box with no TV.
I wanna start by saying this film in no way accurately portrays a person with autism, but I'll give it a pass on that because considering when this film was released we didn't know near as much about autism as we do now. With that being said I felt the performances were excellent especially Hoffman who really became the character he was giving to play…
"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.
It's an incredible feat when a recognizable actor completely engrosses you in a performance so much that you forget you're watching him. Dustin Hoffman does just that in this film. Otherwise, it's a very solid, albeit somewhat contrived, film that's an enjoyable watch. However, worst Hans Zimmer score ever. Jeesh.
Classic Hoffman. Classic-er Cruise. Classic-est Zimmer.
SIDENOTE: Rain Man is an amazing mysterious contextual movie title.
One of the few movies that make me like Tom Cruise.
Rain Man is a great movie, no doubt. It feels a little Oscar-baity at times but it's highly enjoyable. I know that people love to go on about how great Dustin Hoffman is in this but I think Tom Cruise is just as good. His character actually goes through a change unlike Hoffman's Raymond. But then again, that's the whole point, Raymond's character isn't supposed to develop dramatically. One of the ways in which the Raymond character is made to be seen in a different light is by putting him in different situations. I guess then, both performances have their merits even if only one was honoured with gold. Yes, I enjoyed Rain Man this time around but I usually enjoy it a lot more than I did today. I think it's one of those movies, for me, where I have to be in the right mood to fully appreciate it. Still, it's great.
I wasn't expecting to like it this much, but it really got to me. Damn you Hoffman.
Hoffman is entertaining, but quite annoying film.
My favourite part was definitely Hans Zimmer's "80's, fuck yeah!" score.
I've often heard of this film referenced, but had never watched it.
A beautiful film (Cruise is a dick) that really opens your heart to autism.
Definitely worth the watch
Dustin Hoffman really shines here.
I liked it more than I thought it would.
It's always refreshing to see Tom Cruise playing something other than...Tom Cruise, I guess.
This, Last Samurai and Edge of Tomorrow sort of stand out in his career. In Rain Man, he's outstandingly unlikeable for most of the movie and not even very good at whatever his nondescript job is. He gets better, but it's a nice change of pace from his usual fare of Omnidisciplinary Hero Guy.
Entertaining and exciting ride. Oh, and I suppose I should mention Dustin Hoffman just vanishes into this role. Good for him.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- The Broadway Melody
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