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Black Rain

action & adventure, drama, thrillers


Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    52%
  • Audience Score
    56%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    52%
    reviews counted: 13
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  • Audience

    56%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: A big stupid pile of junk. Am I being too forward?

- Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: absurdly priceless

- Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com, Monday, May 14, 2007

Audience Reviews

2 stars

A perfect 2 1/2 star movie. The absolute middle of the road. Not bad, not great. Well shot, but nothing extraordinary. Not ridden with cliches but nothing too original either.

- kenstachnik, Tuesday, June 15, 2010

4 stars

A great 80s cop movie that managed to stay serious, despite it having a Japanese biker gang and a racism theme. Michael Douglas personifies in many ways the epitome of a loose canon cop during the time. He rides around in a motorcycle with aviators and a leather jacket with tough talk to accompany his look. Ridley Scott shows such a dark and different side of the crime world compared to most cop dramas of the time. In a lot of ways it is the French Connection of its time, with a lot of the same story lines and characters. While it's not as good, it still manages to create this extremely believable and imperfect world of Cops & Robbers.

- ythelastman89, Tuesday, May 25, 2010

3 stars

Osaka, Japan. A cop on the edge. A conspiracy on the rise. A killer on the loose.

- ScoopOnline, Wednesday, December 16, 2009