The film that essentially killed Bob Hoskins directing career dead in its tracks. God only knows what motivated him to sign on to this family fantasy in the first place. Piles and piles of money, I hope. Just try to imagine this: Take Unicorn Store, detract ANY level of craft whatsoever, and then add kids to the mix. You’re still a fair ways off just how embarrassingly bad Rainbow is.
Feels ridiculously dated, even by 1996 standards, and an unequivocal lack of quality in every department doesn’t help matters. This is a film completely out of touch... with the audience, its own world and with film-making in general. It pains me to speak ill of the dead, but after sitting through this, one could completely understand why they didn’t let Hoskins near a megaphone again.