Rain Man Synopsis
A wheeler-dealer (Tom Cruise) meets his autistic-savant brother (Dustin Hoffman).
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
There've been few screen moments more moving this year than Cruise's initial reaction to his brother's almost superhuman math prowess. [16...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
A film that is both touching and generous of spirit - and funny as well. [15 Dec 1988, p.A16(E)]
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90

Newsweek

By David Ansen
In every detail - the superb soundtrack, the rich cinematography, the dinstinctively edgy editing - Rain Man reveals itself as a movie made...
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
Somehow, Hoffman makes all this hypnotically interesting, and, through impeccable timing, sometimes terribly funny--a sweet humor which...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
How can you make a movie about a man who cannot change, whose whole life is anchored and defended by routine? Few actors could get anywhere...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Only after the Hollywood hypnotism wears off is it apparent that Rain Man, fundamentally an artsy sentimentalization of "The Odd Couple,"...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
There is ultimately in Rain Man a soul that emerges. It's not the grand vision found in the great films, but it is a vision nevertheless....
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Though it's well directed, written and performed, Rain Main still slips irreversibly into the so-what category. [16 Dec 1988]
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The story wanders, the plot twists seem contrived at times, and the emotions are never as intense as they might be. But it highlights yet...
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70

TV Guide

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Rain Man rises above the banality of its concept--another buddy movie crossbred with a road picture--to become a genuinely moving and...
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Very powerful

By Hyperlith
...very poignant and a quite a few lines worth a chuckle....

Rain Man review

By jodyandcobee
Rain Man All the Way...

K-Mart Sucks, Hoffman Rocks!!

By roberson2013
A great blend of comedy and drama. The funny thing about this movie is that Dustin Hoffman was a big star before 1988, and had already won an Oscar before hand. This was honestly a big resurgence for...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Story about autistic savant isn't for kids.
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