Exquisitely made, expertly crafted... and a work of purest, blackest evil.
| Original Score: 1/5
It was competently made but overlong and occasionally infuriating.
| Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
Judging by the the movie's enduring popularity, the message that stupidity is redemption is clearly what a lot of Americans want to hear.
Forrest Gump is a perfectly competent movie. Its major failure is one of morals and ideas, and the fact that so many, many people did not seem to notice or care, is what really flummoxed me.
| Original Score: 2/4
The wearisome Forrest Gump won six Oscars.
| Original Score: C-
Forrest Gump has the elements of an emotionally gripping story. Yet it feels less like a romance than like a coffee-table book celebrating the magic of special effects.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
| Original Score: 2/5
The press kit says Gump brings a rare clarity to what we went through in the '50s, '60s and '70s. But I only saw a pitiful stooge taking the pie of life in the face, thoughtfully licking his fingers.
| Original Score: 1/4
Gets my vote for the most offensive, morally repugnant film ever made
| Original Score: 0/5
Stupid is as stupid does, and this movie is, indeed, stupid.
Warm, wise, and wearisome as hell.
It was almost like it was written by a committee and everybody got to write 10 minutes of the story.
The worst thing is the film goes for brilliance when it really isn't.
Toeing the centreline like a motherf***er while Rome burns. Can I get an "amen"?
| Original Score: 1/4
For all its ambition, the movie ends up using great historical events in the service of a dubious sentimentality.
Reduces the tumult of the last few decades to a virtual-reality theme park: a baby-boomer version of Disney's America.
| Original Score: C
The greatest pleasure the picture affords Americans is most likely a sense of relief; Forrest Gump assures us that we've awakened from the nightmare of history; that all is forgiven, and most has already been forgotten.
As this mawkish conservative movie ultimately goes to prove: ignorance is bliss.
| Original Score: 5/5
What a magical movie.
| Original Score: 4/4