Barry Levinson

Rain Man (1988) Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise

Rain Man (1988) | Review by Pauline Kael

Rain Man is Dustin Hoffman humping one note on a piano for two hours and eleven minutes. It’s his dream role. As the autistic savant Raymond Babbitt, he’s impenetrable: he doesn’t make eye contact or touch anyone or carry on a conversation; he doesn’t care what anybody thinks of him.

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