Raising Cain
Raising Cain (1992)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1992
DVD Release Date: September 8, 1998
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jason Bailey

Movies don't get much more De Palma than 'Raising Cain,' and in its new and improved form, it can finally get the praise it deserves.

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Dustin Putman

From first scene to the unforgettable final sting, "Raising Cain" is hypnotic in its richly devised spell, starkly realistic fears invaded by haunting spurts of dream logic.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Rather than clarifying, De Palma's technique with Raising Cain effectively obliterates the audience's bearings.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

An off-center carbon copy of De Palma's superb 1980 hit Dressed to Kill, coming off as hokey and jokey rather than clever and suspenseful.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...one of the most satisfying entries within De Palma's decidedly erratic body of work.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A respectable if overly campy De Palma thriller. Like the director's Body Double, this plays better the second time you watch it.

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

works superbly in its isolated setpieces, even as the film as a whole doesn't quite hang together

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Brian Orndorf

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.

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Clint Morris

Creepy and effective

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
While not quite as crazy it's main character(s), Raising Cain has some pretty nuts twists and turns. Not DePalma's best, but far from his worst too.
Candy Rose
This thrillers' content is very disturbing, so not for the faint-hearted. An evil Dr performs strange experiments on children.
Conner Rainwater
A misunderstood movie that is almost as bizarre and comical in nature as Body Double. Brian De Palma‚??s style really shines here, due to the fact that he plays… More
Pierluigi Puccini
John Lithgow's disturbing and wicked multiple roles are the only appealing element of a tiresome thriller with dozens of themes previously displayed in… More
Nicki Marie
Very good, once I could figure out what was going on!
Lady D'arbanville
I'm not sure how this film got into my film collection, it's as corny as hell, but for that reason, I found it quite amusing.