All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. 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…
"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.
Let's get the obvious elephant in the theater out of the way up front, if Rain Man's depiction of autism was ever considered accurate (which I doubt), it certainly hasn't aged well. I'm not pretending to be an expert on the condition, but personally, I think the filmmakers would have been better off going the Forrest Gump route and never specifying what's wrong with Raymond. That said, I doubt the film was aiming for accuracy or inclusiveness, so much as it was aiming to collect as many little golden statues as it could, a task it proved quite successful at.
Not surprisingly so at that, Barry Levinson's film seems tailor-made to seduce the voters in…
en este film muestra una relación de hermanos que va creciendo a medida que avanza la historia, por sus convivencias juntos y todo lo que afrontan , los papeles interpretados por Hoffman y Cruise son excelentes.
In one of the earliest superhero films ever made, Dustin Hoffman is RAIN MAN. With the power to summon light drizzles, Hoffman must protect his brother Tom Cruise from the evil forces of dry weather. Tom Cruise is good, but the final scene where his naked body slowly disintegrates into dust as he hoarsely yells "I NEED MOISTURE!!" at an unmoved Hoffman really sealed the deal.
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Rain Man is definitely not my favorite movie, but it is a classic. Dustin Hoffman is one of the best actors of his time, and this film is no exception to the brilliance that he is known to bring to the screen, time and time again.
Dustin Hoffman is great but the rest of Rain Man is a little stale. The central narrative is stretched past breaking point across the films rather ludicrous two hour running time. By the end Rain Man isn't even running on fumes, it's long still broken down.
Tom Cruise's Charlie is too much of an asshole for the audience to ever really get behind him, it of course doesn't help that his motives are pretty sleazy. Charlie's character arc is all too predictable and whilst I won't spoil it unless this is the first film you've ever watched you'll have it all mapped out before the first act is even half way through.
I can't pretend to be any sort of…
One time I overheard my mom talking to her sister about getting me to the family reunion - something about 'reenacting the scene from Rain Man' (cause I generally won't fly). Thanks, mom.
I watched this again recently for no reason other than it was there, on Netflix. So.
06/15 in my 'List of Shame 2015'.
If there'd be an Oscar for most unlikeable character in a movie Dustin Hoffman wouldn't be the only actor awarded for 'Rain Man'. Great film because of the latter, and great fun to see because of the eighties vibe.
I need my own main man
Such a beautiful, funny, and charming drama.
Hoffman is spectacular. This is what acting is. I really enjoyed this film. the music was fun as well.
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- 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!
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