• Released
  • April 26, 2002
  • NR , 1 hr 33 min
  • Drama

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Boston Globe

By Loren King
Affecting, troubling, dazzling film.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Through exquisite details, evocative music and bold dramatic strokes -- including a tragedy that transcends the melodrama it might have...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Rain is a quiet, disquieting triumph.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Jeffs is an unusually gifted director, but her screenplay (based on Kirsty Gunn's novel) never quite gets a firm grip or a fresh perspective...
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New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Some of the visual flourishes are a little too obvious, but restrained and subtle storytelling, and fine performances make this delicate...
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Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
What lingers are the unsettling feelings, inexplicably potent images and realization that some of life's key crossroads are visible only in...
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Movies about the dawning of female sexuality and its links to mother-daughter competition are tough to pull off, but Rain is a splendid...
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
The cast of Rain is first-rate, especially Wierzbicki and Peirse, whose tense relationship is as loving as it is competitive.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As it moves from the drizzly to the overly stormy, Rain freights a young girl's self-destructive eagerness to lose her virginity with so...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Sexual curiosity is a very dangerous thing in Rain, a dazzling mood piece from New Zealand filmmaker Christine Jeffs.
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Rated NR