Movie Review: The Rainmaker (1997)

SaveIt’s far from vintage Francis Ford Coppola work, but there’s certainly some pep to the step in the law procedural drama The Rainmaker (B). Matt Damon is an engaging lead, and Coppola plumbs family dynamics and back story to excellent effect. The film is also notable for a solid supporting cast including Danny DeVito, John Voight, Danny Glover and Dean Stockwell. Along with The Client and A Time to Kill, this is one of the three best John Grisham adaptations.