Summary: Raymond Babbitt reminds me of Forrest Gump, If Forrest Gump had the brains. The story is about a young man finds out he has an autistic older brother and takes him on a cross-country journey that will affect both of them.
Summary: Hoffman plays the autistic Charlie with such a sense of innocence and nonchalant-ness that we feel for his character and want Tom Cruise to burn in hell for what he's doing to his brother. (To be honest, a lot of people want Tom Cruise to burn in hell anyway!
Summary: The masterful parts about Rain Man derive from the fact that the movie never tries to be masterful. The situations are realistic, it doesn't paint an overly joyous happy ending and the characters of Dustin Hoffman's 'Raymond' and Tom Cruises 'Charlie' are equally important, relying on each other for...
Summary: Over-rated "worthy" Hollywood project in which everyone involved clearly had one eye on the Oscars. For me it is all a little contrived and unconvincing; I never forget that Raymond is just Dustin Hoffman acting and Tom Cruise is just, well, Tom Cruise. It does have moments of comic charm though.
Excerpt: A film similar to Easy Rider in terms of traveling as a pair. Reviewing this again to improve this reviewers rating. I remember being truly moved by this brotherly relationship of autistic Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) and self centered manipulative Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise).
Summary: I would assume that because of the film's topic that this could be a tough one to handle. Autism is a touching topic, but it gives us an idea of both character's vulnerability and unstable personality.
Summary: The understated and skillful direction by Barry Levinson allows for the great performances from Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise (not as heralded as Hoffman, but still one of his best performances, also) to shien through. A heartwarming portrait of two estranged brothers growing back together.