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Year
1988
Runtime
133 min.
Director
Barry Levinson
Genre
Drama
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
330,841
Checks
60,267
Favs
3,116
Dislikes
153
Favs/checks
5.2% (1:19)
Favs/dislikes
20:1
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  1. ReVision's avatar

    ReVision

    A terrific movie, great performance by hofman, and i also liked the soundtrack. 8 years 5 months ago
  2. givemeafive's avatar

    givemeafive

    kmart sucks! 8 years 10 months ago
  3. GrooveRemote's avatar

    GrooveRemote

    I was impressed. Rain Man is not nearly as saccharine as I thought it would be, contrary to my expectations, which were admittedly unfounded. Sort of a Christmas Carol-type story about a man learning to love, in some measure; his finding a path to some reconciliation with his late father. I suppose I don't want to spoil it, but I will say that I was very happy with the way the ending closed the story without being too cloying. The material is good, and thus we care. It can do without any obnoxious emotional climactic scene. That would be too easy for such a smart script.

    The kiss scene puzzled me for a moment because I thought at first it was supposed to be some kind of wholesome/exploitative titillating moment. Now it seems to me that the scene was never supposed to be exploitative, and only serves to cement the idea that Raymond is to others what they project onto him. It could never have been romantic because Raymond can not and has no inclination to experience romance.

    I hope that doesn't spoil anything. I thought I was vague enough. Roger Ebert spoils movies in his reviews, and I don't really see a difference between he and I.
    3 months 1 week ago
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  1. This movie ranks #39 in IMDb's 1980s Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #43 in Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bear
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  3. This movie ranks #62 in Academy Award - Best Picture
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  4. This movie ranks #63 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers
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  5. This movie ranks #88 in Golden Globe Award - Best Motion Picture
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  6. This movie ranks #133 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #159 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
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  8. This movie ranks #208 in iCheckMovies's Most Checked
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  9. This movie ranks #367 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  10. This movie ranks #382 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office
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  11. This movie ranks #387 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  12. This movie ranks #789 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  13. This movie ranks #902 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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