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.
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…
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.
Rain Man is an incredible film that is extremely well acted and very thought provoking. Its a film that will stick with you long after you watch it, and possibly change the way you think about life for the better. The performances from the 2 leads are outstanding! Dustin Hoffman has one of his best performances here,
Dustin Hoffman gives one of the best acting performances of all time and Tom Cruise keeps up exceptionally well with his far easier character.
As far as narrative, there's a little rockiness, particularly in the relationship between the Babbit brothers. There is a wonderful slow building growth and understanding between the two over the first 2/3s of the film and then the film betrays itself to get to a quick conclusion by having Charlie finally accept his brother fully....by learning how to take advantage of him. And that's about it. It's jarring and unsettling and unearned and completely shook me out of this harsh relationship drama(/comedy?).
That aside, this film is actually a quite wonderful depiction of brotherly love and character development, and showcased two incredibly talented actors relatively early in their careers.
A well-acted and enjoyable comedy-drama, with lots of memorable moments.
Fantastic soudntrack and cinematography and very good script. And, although this feels like a variation of the familiar 'type A guys learns about the truly important things in life after spending some days on the road with a more mellow guy' genre, it still fells sort of fresh and touching, not least because the two leads (particularly Hoffman since Cruise is playing the same role he always plays) knock it out of the park.
Definitely my favourite Dustin Hoffman performance. Really consistent, particular and invested.
I'm not sure that it was the intended main focus of the film, but to me the curiosity of autism and mental disabilities was present throughout each and every scene and moment. With this, the viewer could go in two directions. There is certainly a feeling of naiveté about the subject, but one could argue that it could be purposeful. What cannot be argued, is how carefully and perfectly the aspects of autism are manifested in the Hoffman's character. It's not the greatest character creation of all time, but it is close to flawless. The themes of humility, and selflessness that are manifested through Cruise's character were likely the main intention of the film. I'm glad that they were overshadowed,…
A pretty good movie, with a very well done cast and good script, but it's hardly a masterpiece on the visual front.
Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise are terrific as the leads in this film, particularly Hoffman. Cruise was good, but it felt like he was just being Tom Cruise. He was a perfect fit for the role, don't get me wrong, but he wasn't so much acting as he was just kinda reading the lines. Hoffman, however, delivers an iconic and very well done performance, which was especially good having just seen him in The Graduate a few days ago, a massive shift in personalities. There's a reason "Rain Man" is such a common slur for autistic people, for…
To be honest Dustin Hofmann is a great actor but he got on my nerves in this picture. He did a magnificent job but this wasn't a favourite movie of me, although it is a good picture.
Tom Cruise acts like a real professional in this film!
What i did like in this picture is the real nice filming locations.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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