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Forrest Gump Reviews

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It's most successful when it is being off-center, a state of grace it doesn't quite have the nerve to maintain.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

January 7, 2014
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

Hanks is brilliant in evoking Forrest's good-heartedness; he cannot really perceive evil in men, and yet he is so untainted by bigotry or ideology that he makes the perfect witness.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 3/4

January 7, 2014
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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This isn't the meaningful movie it pretends to be. But as a goofy entertainment that speeds through the latter half of the 20th century, stopping here and there to snap a photo or two, Forrest Gump does just fine.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

January 7, 2014
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Good as Wright and Sinise are in their roles as Forrest's near-suicidal soulmates, the movie always comes back to Hanks, and director Robert Zemeckis helps him to achieve some of his finest emotional moments.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 7, 2014
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

The performances of Hanks, Gary Sinise, Mykleti Williamson and Robin Wright are worthy. What's missing, though, is a philosophical context in which to gauge what we're watching.

Full Review Source: Spokesman-Review (Washington)

January 7, 2014
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Zemeckis has an exuberant sense of humor, an ability to use good ideas from other movies (he steals from Being There and Zelig) and an unmatched mastery of the technical.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 7, 2014
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

As played to perfection by recent Oscar winner Tom Hanks, who is fast proving that he has no acting limits, this film is a social comedy that reaches heights of wit and cleverness.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

January 7, 2014
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The movie's technical tricks are great fun, as is its musical soundtrack, which captures the essences of the eras it traverses. But when you come right down to it, it's the oddly magnetic personality of Forrest himself that is the biggest draw.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 5/5

January 7, 2014

Total Film

Largely enjoyable.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

February 20, 2013
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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This tall tale may reach monumental proportions, but Forrest Gump always keeps its magical airiness and grace.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

February 20, 2013
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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Credit for the success of the film has to start with director Robert Zemeckis, who has taken his Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit success and parlayed it into a more mature, yet equally entertaining, film.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 20, 2013
Adrian Turner
Radio Times

One can sneer at it, but one can't ignore it.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 20, 2013
Derek Malcolm

All this might have seemed like pressing optimism a bit without the bland but still potent presence of Tom Hanks at its centre, clearly on his way to another Oscar nomination.

Full Review Source: Guardian

February 20, 2013
Josh Larsen

...not a wishful paean to a fantasy version of America, but a portrait of America - its awfulness and beauty, promise and pain - as seen through the eyes of an innocent.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 4/4

April 23, 2012
Emanuel Levy

This Oscar-winner divided critics in its chronicle of the long journey taken by a slow-witted boy through American history and politics, but there was consensus about the high-caliber acting of Hanks, who won a second, consecutive Best Actor Oscar.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

February 27, 2011
Michael Scheinfeld
Common Sense Media

Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

January 2, 2011
Jeff Giles

Even if its success was overblown, so was the backlash.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

January 20, 2010
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Forrest may be dumb, but he ain't stupid.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

November 4, 2009


Unashamedly sentimental, this is a technically triumphant tear-jerker.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

February 20, 2008
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

Despite its flaws, this is simply unmissable.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

February 20, 2008
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