Cast Away Reviews

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December 22, 2010
Tom Hanks' powerful, brutal and mature story.
June 24, 2006
Though Hanks comes across as blandly as ever, at least his solid performance shows he's up to carrying half a movie on his own, and Zemeckis' direction is at first as busily efficient as the protagonist.
September 26, 2002
Hanks's Everyman quality has never been more aptly utilized: He's the perfect stand-in for all of us who never made it to Eagle Scout.
May 8, 2002
Chuck has flashes of ingenuity that filled me with the thrill of discovery and invention, and stretches of failure that I felt just as acutely.
March 19, 2002
Cast Away isn't the first to recognize our modern need for primal tales, but it is among the most accomplished. It plugs straight into our unplugged fantasies.
June 4, 2001
Hanks conducts a master class in acting by showing a man losing his sense of himself in fractional gradations.
April 16, 2001
For much of the time, Hanks is on screen by himself, his only dialogue addressed to an inanimate ball. A lesser performer would have made it an unendurable ordeal.
February 7, 2001
February 7, 2001
Cast Away is a significant achievement of this, or any other, year.
February 7, 2001
Thoroughly absorbing.
February 7, 2001
December 22, 2000
The scenes of Hanks' complete isolation on the island, where barely a sound is heard for minutes at a time, are the best thing about Cast Away.
December 22, 2000
Cast Away amounts to little more than an unprecedented showcase for its star.
December 22, 2000
Cast Away is, in many ways, a bold, adventurous bid for Oscardom. Unfortunately, what it delivers for audiences, as opposed to Oscar voters, is a little questionable.
December 22, 2000
This second section is a masterpiece of filmmaking and a tour de force of acting.
December 22, 2000
Beautifully crafted.
December 22, 2000
Touching.
December 22, 2000
Hanks and his collaborators deserve all the praise and awards that surely will come their way.
December 22, 2000
Cast Away has a marshmallow middle that feels empty at the core.
December 22, 2000
If you've seen the trailer or the commercials, you know the story, but that doesn't mean you've seen the movie.
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