Forrest Gump Reviews

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September 13, 2020
Its timelessness, poignancy, and hilarity are infectiously powerful.
July 6, 2020
Forrest Gump may have its own problems some 26 years later but the film features one heck of a soundtrack.
February 6, 2020
It's too specific to be a proper allegory, and too vague to provide a satisfactorily millennial perspective on the last 50 years. Neither is it caustic enough to make one cry, nor soppy enough to make one laugh.
February 6, 2020
The narrative is so programmed it is like watching software. Forrest Gump is a medley of sound bites-clever, cute, amusing, silly, sentimental-and irritatingly phony...
February 4, 2020
Self-ingratiatingly, and for this viewer maddeningly, it blends the comic with the Christly, the satirical with the sentimental, the free-thinking with the fuddy-duddy.
July 13, 2019
Yes, there were better motion pictures that year -- not just Pulp Fiction but also Quiz Show and Hoop Dreams (among others) -- but that's not meant to take away from this piece's appeal.
July 8, 2019
Forrest Gump has layers and nuances and ironies, and it's far bleaker than it is given credit for. Just because a movie is a monster hit doesn't mean it isn't interesting.
July 5, 2019
It remains a bad movie that gets worse with age.
February 21, 2019
I can't see how people with low I.Q.s or those who love them are in any way comforted by all this hogwash. I can easily see how such people might be offended by its smug unreality.
February 20, 2019
Fifty years from now, Forrest Gump will probably seem hopelessly quaint, cryptic, even ridiculous. Today, however, Gump, the much talked about summer fable starring Tom Hanks, is a tonic for an age of cancerous cynicism.
January 27, 2019
Only in America could you envision a film with the conceit of a simpleton as conduit through a swathe of that country's socio-history, and for it not to be a colossal satire.
July 9, 2018
Contrasting Forrest's unassuming innocence with the upheavals and rancor of the times, the film is a wisely goofy commentary on the stupidity of smartness.
April 26, 2018
Forrest Gump, the new Tom Hanks movie directed by Robert Zemeckis, is a one-of-a-kind treat.
March 1, 2018
A hilarious, large-spirited and tender epic.
February 28, 2018
Hanks' power as an actor makes us believe in Forrest. He also draws us into Forrest's mind and morality system. And he sets out a singular film persona who will be watched and loved as long as people embrace movies.
February 27, 2018
...an instant classic. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 29, 2017
Forrest Gump is, for all of it's graces, undeniably broken thanks to [its] shameless ideological manipulation of historical truths. [Full review in Spanish]
July 10, 2016
Tries very hard to be all things to all people, and as a result fails to be anything at all.
June 18, 2016
A weirder, darker, and better movie than its reputation suggests.
February 23, 2016
It's a lovely and wise story told with honesty and acted out with unassuming grace. To his collection of medals, trophies and kudos, Forrest Gump should add an Oscar or two.
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