Black Rain
Black Rain (1989)

An unconventional New York cop is assigned to escort a Japanese criminal back to his home country in this stylish action film. When the prisoner escapes, the cop must work with a reluctant Japanese police force and deal with the vicious… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Considering the caliber of talent, in front and behind the camera, Ridley Scott's violent cop thriller should have been more engaging and compelling

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Christopher Null

absurdly priceless

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Should have been much better, given its credentials

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a relic of the 1980s.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

A big stupid pile of junk. Am I being too forward?

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Ridley Scott's been better, but Black Rain is rarely less than engaging.

Chuck O'Leary

Still plays like a more commerical variation of the superior Year of the Dragon, but Black Rain has aged nicely, and is a strong film in its own right.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Beautiful but not memorable.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Style wins out over substance again.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
One of the most underrated films ever made, and one of my personal favorites.
Tim Salmons
I never want to meet Michael Douglas in a dark alley.
Ken Stachnik
A perfect 2 1/2 star movie. The absolute middle of the road. Not bad, not great. Well shot, but nothing extraordinary. Not ridden with cliches but nothing too… More
Wahida K
Osaka, Japan. A cop on the edge. A conspiracy on the rise. A killer on the loose.
Conner Rainwater
A great 80s cop movie that managed to stay serious, despite it having a Japanese biker gang and a racism theme. Michael Douglas personifies in many ways the… More
Anthony Lawrie
A modern classic. It's still sad when Andy Garcia get chopped in half by an angry motor-ninja, and it's still original in that the bad guy isn't… More