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
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Even given all of its inconsistencies, implausibilities and recycled cliches, "Black Rain" might have been entertaining if the filmmakers had found the right note for the material.

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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.

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Ridley Scott's filmography up to this point was pretty diverse. A historical drama set in the late 18th century/early 19th century Europe, a futuristic… More
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
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.