Rain Man

Rain Man

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Our best guess for you: 3.7 stars

Average of 3484 ratings: 3.7 Stars

1988 M Contains coarse language.

In his Oscar winning role Dustin Hoffman joins Hollywood heart-throb Tom Cruise to bring a funny and moving tale of brotherly love to the screen. Heartless Charlie Babbitt expects a vast inheritance after his estranged father dies. But Raymond, his institutionalized older brother, someone he's been totally unaware of, is willed the entire fortune instead. Raymond is an 'autistic savant' with severely limited mental abilities in some areas but with genius gifts in others. When Charlie kidnaps Raymond, the crazy cross-country drive back to Los Angeles teaches them both a few lessons in life. For as they overcome their mutual distrust of each other, a deep bond is forged as they painfully share past memories, present problems and a possible shining future together.

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133 minutes
United Artists
1989 Academy Awards
Best Picture
Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman
1989 Golden Globes
Best Motion Picture - Drama

DVD details

Screen Format
1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English, English for the Hearing Impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0

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4 by Badclams

Only just seen this film and was not disappointed. Have wanted to see it for a while and it stands the test of time. There's some good humour and a nice, light touch from Hoffman

4 by bugleboy

A marvelous movie. Super acting from ratbag Cruise and lovable Hoffman. straight and edgy, characters never straying into any sentimental mush. Humour hovers and dialogue is slick in this little beauty of a film

3 by Brindi

Great acting by Hoffman. Still can't work out why there is such a fuss about Tom Cruise as an actor. He's not my 'cup of tea'

2.5 by Bollinger

I have always thought Tom Cruise shouts too much in EVERY movie, this is no exception, but otherwise pretty good.

4.5 by TopDoc

Classical movie, one of my top 5. A great role played by Dustin Hoffman. Even Tom Cruise is tolerable in this movie. The plot is great and the acting phenomenal. A must see for everyone.

3.5 by jctrom

Great performances and a thought provoking script. A good watch.

4 by jlpetterson

Personal to me as one of my best friends is autistic, Barry Levinson's Rain Man is a triumph in filmmaking, led by amazing performances from Cruise and particularly Hoffman, in a role that most actors... Read more

4 by K2M

Amazing acting - Hoffman is brilliant. He is fantastic. The story line was equally fantastic. Would recommend this as a must see.

5 by Lyn

I rate it as one of the best I have seen. The acting was great - so was the story line.

4 by Cecille

Great movie! Excellent acting! Heart-warming story with a sensible ending!

Dustin Hoffman was so beleivable as Ron - even to the way he walked and moved! A lot of thought went into portraying... Read more