Black Rain
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Under scrutiny by his superiors for allegedly dipping into confiscated drug money, New York vice cop Michael Douglas can expect no sympathy from his ex-wife, who is gouging him for alimony. Douglas gets a chance to redeem himself when he is assigned to escort Japanese mob boss Yusaku Matsuda back to his own country to stand trial. Upon arriving in Osaka, Douglas and his partner Andy Garcia are tricked into releasing their prisoner. Now on the outs with both the American and Japanese police authorities, Douglas is forced to deal with the Yakuza-the Japanese equivalent of the Mafia-to retrieve… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Considering the caliber of talent, in front and behind the camera, Ridley Scott's violent cop thriller should have been more engaging and compelling"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"absurdly priceless"
‑ Christopher Null,
"Should have been much better, given its credentials"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Dark and haunting"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"...a relic of the 1980s."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A big stupid pile of junk. Am I being too forward?"
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Ridley Scott's been better, but Black Rain is rarely less than engaging."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Nothing brilliant, but it's tough to knock Ridley Scott's style and Michael Douglas with a gun."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"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."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"Beautiful but not memorable."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Style wins out over substance again."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"A cross-cultural gem about the clash between two Americans and the Japanese police force."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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