Forrest Gump Reviews

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February 20, 2008
Despite its flaws, this is simply unmissable.
January 28, 2008
A picaresque story of a simpleton's charmed odyssey through 30 years of tumultuous American history, Forrest Gump is whimsy with a strong cultural spine.
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.
January 26, 2006
As this mawkish conservative movie ultimately goes to prove: ignorance is bliss.
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 16, 2002
Skillfully adapted by screenwriter Eric Roth, the story belongs in the company of such sweet classics as Rain Man and Harvey.
May 12, 2001
A movie heart-breaker of oddball wit and startling grace.
January 1, 2000
What a magical movie.
January 1, 2000
Both dark and sweet.
January 1, 2000
Hanks is so charming as Gump, so heroic in his guilelessness and belief in simple virtues, that you want to excuse the film's excesses and overlook Zemeckis' weakness for easy, maudlin sentiment.
January 1, 2000
Passionate and magical, Forrest Gump is a tonic for the weary of spirit.
January 1, 2000
Hanks is superb, reemploying the childlike presence he brought to Big.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
It could be said that Forrest Gump is the definitive American movie.
January 1, 2000
Like the best movie actors, Hanks is a superb reactor.
July 6, 1994
Reduces the tumult of the last few decades to a virtual-reality theme park: a baby-boomer version of Disney's America.
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