Rain Man

Rain Man

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Rain Man

The 1989 Best Film Oscar-winner about self-centred businessman Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) and his reunion with estranged, autistic brother Raymond (Dustin Hoffman in an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning performance).

When their wealthy dad dies, Charlie is furious to be left only the family's prize roses and car whereas Raymond gets $3 million. So Charlie heads to Cincinnati and "borrows" Raymond - a brother he never knew he had - from the institution where he lives, hoping to use him as leverage to claim half the fortune.

Rain Man was a project championed by Hoffman and was famously turned down by a handful of big name directors including Sydney Pollack and Steven Spielberg.

Best Picture, Lead Actor (Hoffman), Director and Original Screenplay at the 1989 Academy Awards; Best Picture (Drama) and Actor (Hoffman) at the 1989 Golden Globes; Best Acting (Hoffman), Editing and Original Screenplay at the 1990 BAFTA Awards
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Variety

Variety

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One of the year's most intriguing film premises is given uneven, slightly off-target treatment in UA's Rain Man.

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Total Film

Total Film

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Of course, it's annoying. But it's also funny, touching and true, striking chords without ever reducing Raymond to a performing puppy. Definitely.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Its end effect depends largely on one's susceptibility to the sight of an actor acting nonstop and extremely well, but to no particularly urgent dramatic purpose.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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So fascinating because it refuses to supply those questions with sentimental but unrealistic answers.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Hoffman and Cruise give signature performances in this thoughtful, and hugely enjoyable, classic.

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

One of the year's most intriguing film premises is given uneven, slightly off-target treatment in UA's Rain Man.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Of course, it's annoying. But it's also funny, touching and true, striking chords without ever reducing Raymond to a performing puppy. Definitely.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Its end effect depends largely on one's susceptibility to the sight of an actor acting nonstop and extremely well, but to no particularly urgent dramatic purpose.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

So fascinating because it refuses to supply those questions with sentimental but unrealistic answers.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Hoffman and Cruise give signature performances in this thoughtful, and hugely enjoyable, classic.

5.0
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