Rain Man details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Dustin Hoffman, Lucinda J, Bonnie Hunt, Valeria Golino, Ralph Seymour, Jerry Molden, Lucinda Jenney, Tom Cruise, Kim Robillard, John M. Murdock, Michael D. Roberts|
|Collections:||100 Eighties Greats, Award Winners & Nominees, Best Picture Oscar Winners, Drama|
|Run time:||2 hours 7 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Feb 2000|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
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PhenominalBy JediSi (301 reviews) from Kent , 25 Aug 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Probably the best film to come out of the eighties, by far. Although, I am biased. My son is autistic.
When this film was in production both Cruise and Hoffman thought it was no where near good enough to the point Hoffman nearly walked. Fortunately, they stayed. The film picked up 4 Oscars and two Golden Globes among many other awards and nominations and pretty much made Cruise.
Dustin Hoffman's performance as Raymond Babbitt is, bar none, the best acting performance I have ever seen. I have never seen an actor get so deeply immersed in a character than Hoffman does in this film. As for Tom Cruise, his performance as Raymond's childish and hotheaded brother is also worthy of note. To watch his character slowly shed his ignorance throughout the course of the film was indeed a delight.
Dustin plays Raymond 'The Rain Man' Babbitt, the long lost, autistic brother of Charlie Babbitt (Cruise). As Charlie finds out he has a brother never revealed to him by his father he feels let down and betrayed, and even more so that now his father is dead and leaving his estate, to the value of $3,000,000 to his brother, and not to himself. So Charlie decides to take Raymond away from the medical institution he was left in, and goes on a huge road trip, not willing to give his brother up, unless the institutes settles his share of his father's assets.
Quite simply legendary. Fact.
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rain manBy a customer from Nottingham , 05 Apr 2009an amazing film which i truely enjoyed, even cried a little at the end.
Classic but not quite as good as I rememberedBy a customer from Luton, England , 28 Mar 2009I hadn't seen Rain Man since about 1990 so it had been about 19 years. I still found it enjoyable, informative, sometimes amusing and sometimes sad...just as I had before but the film has dated somewhat. Hoffman's performance is as great as ever, Cruise's somehow seems better because his character has to change a lot during the film. But the direction is stilted by today's standards.
Still a great film to watch though.
mmmmBy Pinko (36 reviews) from London , 11 Mar 2009I wasn't to sure about the film...
I'm not too sure of where they wanted us to go with the storyline or what message they're trying to send out.
Was a really good film and the acting was amazing.
High OctaneBy a customer from Melton Constable , 30 Jan 2009This film starts slowly and builds through the gears until it reaches amazingly high octane. How can two actors (Hoffman and Cruise) keep up both the pace and the feel, whilst still delivering lines at such speed and with such passion and drive?? I am in awe of their skill and in awe of this film - a difficult subject is treated with tact and respect whilst remaining full on. Fasten your seat belt and settle in for a bumpy but brilliantly enjoyable ride!!!
AdorableBy a customer from Cambridge , 12 Dec 2008Wow! Dustin Hoffman was just superb in this film.