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.
Rain Man has become somewhat of a trivial joke these days, but it's a film you must watch. Unexpectedly, it's one of the most powerful films I've ever seen. The pairing of the sleazy car-salesmen and his incredibly profound autistic brother provides an interesting, almost hilarious companionship. Charlie's waining patience with Raymond is very funny, considering how little people actually understand the eccentricities of autism. But the more we find out about Raymond, the more we feel for him, and the more we want Charlie to fall for him. Without a doubt, this is Dustin Hoffman's best performance. This is is a feat of brilliant method acting, that only comes once in a lifetime for an actor of such electrifying…
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This approach is the way to go when you want to reach people. So this is about a man who flips cars for a living (Tom Cruise). He didn’t have the best relationship with his father, so when he finds out that he has passed, he isn’t too surprised to find that he got cut out of his will. What he is surprised to learn is that he has a long lost brother who has inherited the entirety of the estate (Dustin Hoffman), and to add insult to injury, he has no concept of money, given that he is autistic and in a mental…
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Rain Man is a film that's stayed clear of my radar for quite some time... I was aware of it, and it was a movie made in the late 80's, so theres been ample chance for me to have checked it out since then. I think I've actually watched bits and pieces of it on TV, but never the film in its entirety.... Man, what was I missing!!
Brilliant portrayal of Raymond Babbitt by Dustin Hoffman, who is an autistic savant that inherits $3 000 000 dollars after the passing of his father. This brings his younger brother, Charlie Babbitt, also excellently played by Tom Cruise, back onto the scene, who, after never having a good relationship with his father,…
I hated Rain Man, Tom Cruise is so cruel to Dustin Hoffman in this movie and he never changes his ways. From beginning to end he is this selfish asshole. Dustin Hoffman plays such a sympathetic character. I enjoyed him a billion times more than Tom Cruise. There are some moments I liked but overall I found no enjoyment in watching this overrated depressing film.
Not my favourite Tom Cruise's movie but still enjoyed it.
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Ebert described films as being empathy machines, and Rain Man is perfect proof of that. Classy and graceful, this human-centric tale may be a bit long and at points a bit sappy, but the emotions are strong and heart-wrenching. Cruise and Hoffman are both outstanding, with a chemistry that’s through the roof. With themes like excess, self-centeredness, and finding your identity in wealth or family, it’s a straight-up solid adult drama.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Rain Man is Hollywood at its worst at its best. The story of Raymond and Charlie Babbitt goes to such tremendous depths to exploit autism and mental disability for the purpose of such schmaltzy ambitions as "drama" and "comedy" that it nearly takes the humanity out of the characters in this film. They are more like caricatures of humans, with Tom Cruise looked upon almost lovingly by the film as a rebellious wild boy who just so happens to be extremely insensitive about mental illness--until he discovers the meaning of family!--and Dustin Hoffman turning in a remarkably good performance, except that it shows autism to be no more than a series of annoyances. There is really nothing about the disease…
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