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Forrest Gump Reviews

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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]
January 7, 2014
Forrest Gump is a schmaltz-Zelig, a Being There engineered from the genetic material of a Hallmark card.
December 30, 2002
Exquisitely made, expertly crafted... and a work of purest, blackest evil.
| Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
It was competently made but overlong and occasionally infuriating.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
July 10, 2016
Tries very hard to be all things to all people, and as a result fails to be anything at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 5, 2007
Judging by the the movie's enduring popularity, the message that stupidity is redemption is clearly what a lot of Americans want to hear.
October 8, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2008
The wearisome Forrest Gump won six Oscars.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 28, 2003
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.
January 7, 2014
America's loss of innocence as filtered through the eyes of an innocent -- that's the theme of this plodding, heavy-handed parable.
January 26, 2006
As this mawkish conservative movie ultimately goes to prove: ignorance is bliss.
September 5, 2014
Forrest Gump is never sure of what it is or what it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 2, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 3, 2014
So afraid to dredge up debate that when Forrest is handed a mic at an antiwar rally, someone unplugs the speakers so we can't hear him - fitting for a movie with nothing to say.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 2, 2002
Gets my vote for the most offensive, morally repugnant film ever made
| Original Score: 0/5
December 13, 2002
Stupid is as stupid does, and this movie is, indeed, stupid.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 20, 2013
Warm, wise, and wearisome as hell.
January 1, 2000
It was almost like it was written by a committee and everybody got to write 10 minutes of the story.
January 7, 2014
The movie supports its optimistic agenda by evading or overlooking many hard realities of the historical period it supposedly wants to explore and understand. The result is a winning but ultimately dishonest portrait.
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