Black Rain Image
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85

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics What's this?

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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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  • Summary: Peter Weir's classic 1977 film stars Richard Chamberlain as a lawyer whose hold on reality falls apart when he attempts to defend five Aboriginal tribesmen accused of a mysterious murder.
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  1. Weir had a truly magical touch in early films like this 1977 masterpiece, which offers a transfixing excursion into the "dream time" of Australian myth.
  2. Reviewed by: Dave Kehr
    80
    Weir does manage to deliver the goods.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    80
    Richard Chamberlain is highly effective as a young lawyer caught up in a case of an aborigine murdered by some others in town.
  4. A minor triumph of atmosphere and nightmare imaginings.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (not credited)
    80
    A powerful, yet subtle, picture from Australian director Peter Weir, who has demonstrated quite a flair for mystical themes.
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