MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,810 this week

Rain Fall (2009)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  25 April 2009 (Japan)
4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 880 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 19 critic

A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb + 1 more

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 02 Dec 2011
 
a list of 446 titles
created 12 Jun 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 22 Jun 2012
 
a list of 111 titles
created 24 Jan 2013
 
R
a list of 31 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Rain Fall" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rain Fall (2009)

Rain Fall (2009) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rain Fall.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nobody's Baby (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An outlaw, a waitress and her misfit neighbor come upon a baby in the midst of car wreckage. With his former partner in crime out to get him, the outlaw and his new friends put their lives on the line to protect the infant from danger.

Director: David Seltzer
Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Gary Oldman, Radha Mitchell
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

This story throws Elvis impersonators, Native Americans, a cowboy, a drop dead beautiful blond assassin, a frat boy, two corrupt sheriffs, the girl next door and a prostitute into a chase ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winnick
Stars: Christian Slater, Powers Boothe, Dane Cook
Who's Kyle? (2004)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

"It started with one bad decision, a bag of money, and a one night stand." Kyle steals money from his loanshark's girlfriend and runs for it. He breaks down in a remote location and is ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Emerick
Stars: Collin Bernsen, Gerald Emerick, Cary Anderson
Chattahoochee (1989)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.

Director: Mick Jackson
Stars: Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand
The Contender (2000)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sexy secrets from a womans past come to light as she runs for Vice President.

Director: Rod Lurie
Stars: Joan Allen, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges
The Unborn (2009)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Director: David S. Goyer
Stars: Odette Annable, Gary Oldman, Cam Gigandet
Criminal Law (1988)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Oldman plays a lawyer who defends a killer, but, soon after he wins he finds out that the killer is guilty.

Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Tess Harper
Tiptoes (2003)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Two brothers - a dwarf (Rolfe) and one normal-sized (Steve). When Steve's girlfriend Carol becomes pregnant, the pair are fearful that the baby will inherit the dwarfism gene. Matters are ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Bright
Stars: Gary Oldman, Peter Dinklage, Kate Beckinsale
Track 29 (1988)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A doctor's wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth. While eating at a roadside cafe, she encounters a ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd
Action | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Decades ago, the legendary James Brown sold his soul to the devil for fame and fortune. Now he wishes to renegotiate. Hired to take Mr. Brown to a rendezvous with the devil (Gary Oldman), ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Scott
Stars: Clive Owen, Gary Oldman, James Brown
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An aimless young man, Johnny, is sent prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank. When he gets out of prison, he has to face ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Gregg
Stars: Alan Bates, Max Wall, Liz Smith
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Jeremy Alter
Stars: Jeremy Alter, Bono, Gary Oldman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kippei Shîna ...
John Rain
...
William Holtzer
Kyoko Hasegawa ...
Midori Kawamura
...
Yuko
...
Thomas Perryman
Akira Emoto ...
Tatsu Ishikura
Shigemitsu Ogi ...
Osada
Toshiyuki Kitami ...
Tanaka
Takeshi Wakamatsu ...
Benny Watanabe
Takeo Nakahara ...
Yasuhiro Kawamura
Akira Hamada ...
Yamamoto
Ryôsei Tayama ...
Matsumoto (as Ryosei Tayama)
Yûko Miyamoto ...
Naoko Kawamura
...
Ken
Michael Hudson ...
Jones
Edit

Storyline

In Tokyo, a minister of public works is rumored to be taking evidence of corruption to a reporter: the CIA, the yakuza, and others want to grab the information and use it to squeeze the government. On the subway trip to meet the reporter, the official is murdered, but it looks like a heart attack. However, no one, including the murderer, can find the flash drive with the evidence. Now the CIA, gangsters, and the city police are searching. The dead official's daughters are in danger: the shadowy John Rain, ex-special forces and perhaps now in league with North Korea, tries to stay one step ahead as he looks for the flash drive and protects one of the daughters. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

25 April 2009 (Japan)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Scissors (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Tokyo Rain
Performed by Shiho Takanashi
Written by Ross McLennan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's Pretty Bad
22 May 2010 | by (Silver Lake, Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

If you're a fan of the Barry Eisler Rain novels, do yourself a favor and don't watch this. This movie is everything the novels are not: boring, full of plot holes, seriously lame fight scenes and a story line that makes little or no sense.

The movie feels patched together, like the director filmed a bunch of scenes and then tried to make them fit. They don't. The acting is fine, all of the cast give their best, but there just isn't much to work with.

The fight scenes are all super-quick-cut editing stuff, so you can't see what is actually going on. That is probably because our martial artist protagonist isn't a martial artist. I've seen better fights on the elementary school playground.

The plot is full of holes; not just little holes, but big, gaping holes that require you to do more than just suspend your disbelief. You would have to get a quick lobotomy before watching this if you don't want to be constantly aggravated by the plot holes. Characters will say something in one scene and then say the opposite in the next scene.

The editing seems to have been done by a spastic drug addict with ADHD: the cuts between scenes are missing any semblance of art or craft. There are a few times where the director blurs part of the picture or tries some other type of artistic effect that just doesn't work. In short, the direction and editing are just plain awful.

By the time you get to the cliché ending you will be bored and thinking about maybe clipping your toenails or something equally exciting. They managed to take an exciting novel about a hit man with issues and turn it into a boring movie. Buy one of the books instead of watching this.


55 of 67 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who should play Dox in the sequel? almighty4
If you like the books by Barry Eisler than you will also like... cassiopeia28484
Gary Oldman? beating_a_dead_horse
Actor to play John mary-383
Rain Fall villavillain-1
'Rain Fall' Press Conference promophoto
Discuss Rain Fall (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?