Hard Rain
Hard Rain (1997)

A natural disaster breeds man-made treachery in this suspense thriller. Severe flooding threatens an Indiana town after a massive rainstorm taxes dams to the breaking point. As part of an emergency evacuation effort, armored car driver Tom… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 15, 1998
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Todd McCarthy

Virtually nothing that takes place here is believable for a moment, beginning with the idea that all these people would expend all their energies trying to shoot one another when they are so imperiled to begin with.

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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

For all the talent and effort involved, ''Hard Rain'' turns out to be routine entertainment.

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Brian Orndorf

It's big, dumb, noisy, and teeming with idiotic dialogue, yet the finished feature has a certain merry swagger about it that keeps everything motoring right along, and the hook of the film is immaculately presented.

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Entertainment Weekly

The flood rises, the night grows murky, and it becomes clear that the more water there is on screen, the less room there is for anything of interest to happen.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Asner, the film's strongest presence, exits early.

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Jon Popick

You know you're in trouble when Betty White (denture wearer...Rogaine needer) is the big scene-stealer.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Hard Rain may not be the most inventive of thriller plots, essentially boiling down to an extended chase with all concerned after the moneybags, but it's extremely impressive as a physical production.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A stupid movie -- but a deliriously stupid movie, which gives it a certain grandeur.

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Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews

Overall, HARD RAIN is the kind of film that most people will see, enjoy, and forget five minutes later... entirely adequate.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A great action and adventure movie with a bunch of great actors. This movie is an exciting natural disaster thriller, and if that intrigues you, you should see… More
Jason Owens
Hard Rain might have a twisted plot, pitting an armored truck guard against some robbers who are trying to steal 3 million dollars, but that doesn't really… More
xGary Xx
A guard from an armoured security van is stalked through a flooded town by a gang seeking to rob his $3 million payload. Hard Rain is nothing but a bare-boned,… More
Candy Rose
Good cast. Movie about an armoured truck being robbed during a flood.
Aaron Neuwirth
Officer: You took the money. Didn't you son? Tom: Yeah I hid it in the cemetery. Officer: Why you do that? Tom: I don't like to carry around that much… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Here's a movie lesson: before filling an entire set with water to shoot a film, first try to actually think a bit about the plot of said film