Raining Stones
Raining Stones (1993)

Jim Allen wrote this comedy/drama about a poor British family struggling to raise the money for their daughter's first Communion dress.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 2, 1993
DVD Release Date: June 12, 2007
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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Brisk, richly characterized fiction that cuts as deeply and truly as any documentary.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The film is good-hearted and the characters are easy to identify with, but what I liked best was the underlying humor, even in this desperate situation.

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Dan Lybarger
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A gripping and occasionally disturbing look at parental sacrifice.

James Berardinelli

Without ever mentioning politics, Loach makes the most powerful and effective of political statements -- one that relies on subtlety and the intelligence of the audience.

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Cole Smithey

Ken Loach: the master.

Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

With a delightfully unexpected ending and keen characterizations throughout, Raining Stones is an entertaining look at working class life on the edge of desperation.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Gripping and sadly true to life.

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Louis Proyect

A Ken Loach masterpiece. Deals with poverty-stricken Irish Catholic's struggle to raise money for his daughter's communion dress.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Arash Xak
I expected more from Ken Loach plus I didn't like the ending
John Ballantine
Another beauty by Ken Loach. Powerful and effective in delivery. The viewer is forced to pick up the hidden nuggests of meaning embedded.