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.
Isn't it strange how Tom Cruise is so compelling and believable in roles where he gets to play a complete arsehole? I wonder how he manages that. In Rain Man he even manages to convincingly act like he thinks Autism is some kind of made-up condition that exists purely to frustrate him. ISN'T IT WEIRD HOW HE CAN DO THAT.
I don't usually have trouble separating an actor (or director) from their private life, but Rain Man makes it pretty difficult - even if it was presumably several years later before Cruise started spouting all of his hateful, dangerous Scientology-fuelled bullshit. The real problem here is that his deeply awful beliefs actually help him play a complex character more compellingly.…
Fancied watching an old classic.
"What you have to understand is, four days ago he was only my brother in name. And this morning we had pancakes."
O argumentista Barry Morrow admitiu ter escrito Rain Man após conhecer Kim Peek, um portador da síndrome de Savant. Este trata-se de um homem com problemas motores, mas que decorava 98% das coisas que ouvia e lia. Com apenas 16 anos, decorara toda a obra de William Shakespeare, e, ao longo da sua vida, teria memorizado mais de 12,000 livros. Um homem absolutamente extraordinário (vejam alguns vídeos no YouTube, é incrível).
Dustin Hoffman conheceu Peek, estudou tudo sobre ele, e entregou uma das melhores performances da sua grande carreira. Em 1988, Rain Man chega às salas de cinema,…
My view of Rain Man is skewed by nostalgia because for some reason I watched this a lot as a kid. However, I can now see that it is easily seen as exploitative and unrealistic. This film is the very definition of Hollywood, yet I still get enjoyment out of watching it.
It's the actors' performances that really sell this film. Tom Cruise is great at being an insufferable asshole, and Dustin Hoffman plays an autistic man without turning him into a complete caricature. They are both very believable in the roles, and the most memorable moments are when their two characters play off of one another.
All in all, a very honest and heartfelt movie. I'm glad I've finally seen it.
what a beautiful movie, and (not suprisingly) a really great act from mr. hoffmann. but i kinda feel that this movie is too long, they should've cut some few scenes to make this movie shorter and have better pacing.
Somehow, not as terrible nor nearly as good as I had been led to believe.
Rain Man is a really great 80's Drama with a brilliant acting Dustin Hoffmann. Even Tom Cruise is showing some serious acting skills which are proving that he is able to do much more than the typical action movie actor. Loved the atmosphere !
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…