EW Staff
December 04, 1997 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Rainmaker (Movie - 1997)

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
135 minutes
Wide Release Date
11/21/97
performer
Claire Danes, Danny DeVito, Matt Damon, Jon Voight, Virginia Madsen, Mary Kay Place, Mickey Rourke, Roy Scheider, Dean Stockwell
director
Francis Ford Coppola
Producer
Michael Douglas
Producers
Zoetrope
distributor
Paramount Pictures
author
Francis Ford Coppola
genre
Drama

We gave it a C

Any random episode of Law & Order would be more sophisticated than this heavy-handed, moralistic Southern-lawyer corn pone, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Grisham?s easy target: An idealistic law-school grad (Matt Damon) goes after an evil, almighty-dollar-worshiping insurance company (represented by Jon Voight as a fancy-pants attorney) that baldly refuses to take care of its policyholders. And guess what: He wins! The brand-name supporting cast includes Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, and Mickey Rourke.

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