Raising Cain
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A complicated thriller, directed with great visual style by Brian De Palma, Raising Cain is the story of twin brothers, Carter and Josh (John Lithgow), one good and one evil, who will stop at nothing to find children to further their father's psychological experiments. John Lithgow is outstanding in the role of the brothers. Lolita Davidovich, is also good as his wife Jenny, who he may or may not have murdered. To even identify the other characters would give away too much of the complicated plot, which twists and turns, leaving the audience constantly guessing who is really who. The film… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In a world where Redacted exists, Raising Cain isn't De Palma's least effective picture, but it's damn near close, purposely unreasonable and shockingly leaden all the way."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"Creepy and effective"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Laughably awful"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Rather than clarifying, De Palma's technique with Raising Cain effectively obliterates the audience's bearings."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Weak thriller. Lost potential. Lithgow is good."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Brian De Palma's cruel joke on his fans."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"A respectable if overly campy De Palma thriller. Like the director's Body Double, this plays better the second time you watch it."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"De Palma's worst film"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"De Palma is a director who has managed to annoy as many people as he's won over, so why should this movie be any different?"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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