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Forrest Gump Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 17, 2015
A dark and driven work, haunted by violence, cruelty and a sense of the tragically absurd.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 14, 2014
For its 20th anniversary, 'Forrest Gump' is being rereleased for one week in the IMAX format nationwide, including at Rave Cinemas, Davenport. Here is my review from July 1994: Garp + Zelig x Chance = Gump.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 5, 2014
Pulling the supremely naive yet mystically wise Gump off is a feather in Hanks' hat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 5, 2014
One of my all time favorite films.
September 4, 2014
It might hit you right in the feels, even as your eyes are rolling. To quote one of Forrest's truest pieces of wisdom: Maybe both is happening at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 7, 2014
It's most successful when it is being off-center, a state of grace it doesn't quite have the nerve to maintain.
January 7, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/4
January 7, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/4
January 7, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/4
January 7, 2014
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.
January 7, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 7, 2014
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.
January 7, 2014
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 | Original Score: 5/5
February 20, 2013
Largely enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 20, 2013
This tall tale may reach monumental proportions, but Forrest Gump always keeps its magical airiness and grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 20, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 20, 2013
One can sneer at it, but one can't ignore it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 20, 2013
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.
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