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…
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.
Dustin Hoffman is incredible in Barry Levinson's Rain Man. Sharp direction, good screenplay, and awesome performances by Tom Cruise and Hoffman. Rain Man is a classic road trip film but there's a lot more to it than that. Amazing film.
Dustin Hoffman, my god, you are amazing! Seriously, this is one of my favorite performances ever just because of how it feels. It doesn't feel overblown or too much, it feels genuine. It feels like he has autism. Tom Cruise is also fantastic and it was nice to watch a more subtle performance from Cruise. Now, the middle section of the movie, where they are just driving halfway across the U.S.A. saying the same thing over and over again, got tiring, but the movie really picked up in the last hour. Seeing the more quiet moments between Cruise and Hoffman were really touching and brought more life into the movie then just boring cinematography of roads and landmarks. Overall, Cruise gives a fantastic performance and Hoffman gives one of the best performances ever in this slow, yet touching film.
For enjoyment, I'd rate it about 8.5-9. But the length they went to get it so accurate and for Hoffman's performance, I have to give it a 10.
Hoffman rightfully won multiple awards for his performance. Cruise is also excellent in support. A very good movie.
what a performance from Dustin Hoffman unbelievable in while I forgot he wasn't a normal guy to be honest he was so so good in this movie.
Come on, just take it easy!
Measured and praiseworthy performance from Dustin Hoffman. I didn’t buy into the transformation of Tom Cruise’s character. The film lacked heart. Decent road movie. Nothing more.
ถือว่าเป็นความรู้สึกอีกแบบหนึ่งเวลาได้ดูหนังฮอลลีวู้ดเก่าๆ มันมักจะมีลักษณะเฉพาะบางอย่าง ไม่ถึงกับเป็นเสน่ห์ ไม่ได้ชอบมันมากนักแต่ว่าพอได้ดูก็จะเกิดความรู้สึกที่ไม่เหมือนเวลาดูหนังยุโรปเก่าๆ (หนังยุโรปเก่าๆ เวลามาดูในปัจจุบัน มันไม่ค่อยรู้สึกถึงความเก่ามากนัก) ซึ่งมองในอีกมุมมันก็แปลกดีทั้งๆที่ในยุคสมัยของมันไม่มีความแปลกเลย
แต่เอาล่ะหนังมันก็ยังสนุกและสื่อสารได้ ชอบตรงที่เราเห็นการเปลี่ยนแปลงความสัมพันธ์ระหว่างชาร์ลีกับเรย์มอนด์ก็จริง แต่ระหว่างนั้นมันก็ยังมีขึ้นๆลงๆ (บางช่วงเหมือนจะดีกันแล้ว แต่อีกฉากก็หงุดหงิดอีก) ซึ่งมันก็เหมือนกันชีวิตจริงๆน่ะแหละ โดยเฉพาะเจาะจงกับครอบครัวที่ต้องดูแลผู้ป่วยจิตเวชด้วย
ตัวละครชาร์ลีก็น่าเอามาทำ dynamic formulation นะ
Tom Cruise's loud but convincing progression into a loving brother rivals the flat, understated brilliance of Hoffman's.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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