What's Eating Gilbert Grape Reviews

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August 28, 2019
Although DiCaprio is the one who ends up getting more attention from the public due to the enormous performance, the movie gives life to a restrained Johnny Depp. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 3, 2019
Though it takes dark twists and turns to an inevitable climax, What's Eating Gilbert Grape will leave you feeling full and satisfied with a renewed sense of the value in family.
October 17, 2018
The realistic depiction of marginalized characters overcoming grief and accepting disabilities is what makes this film timeless.
June 5, 2018
Gilbert Grape has body and deep flavor, but it can be wonderfully dry too.
March 13, 2015
Depp is subtly winning as a man-child oblivious to his own pent-up rage. But the performance that will take your breath away is DiCaprio's.
September 7, 2011
January 1, 2011
A challenging look at the ups and downs of family.
February 8, 2010
Even if you have a taste as I do for movies about dysfunctional families, you may be a little put off by the Grapes.
June 19, 2009
Suggests that the true heroes are those people who day by day must tend to misfits, and do so with love, tenacity and a determination not to go terminally sour in the process.
June 19, 2009
It's endearingly loopy without degenerating into a carnival tent show.
June 19, 2009
It's as fascinating to see DiCaprio before he became a bona fide star as it is to watch Depp at the very moment he cemented his reputation for coolness.
March 8, 2008
Quite wonderful character study, great acting turns by Depp and DiCaprio, among others.
July 10, 2007
There is not much plot to speak of, but the film instead presents a moody, elegiac atmosphere of longing and desperation that is powerfully tangible ....
June 29, 2007
Hallstrom finds the right bittersweet tone for his dysfunctional family tale (and one of Hollywood's few films about obesity), marvelously acted by Johnny Depp and particularly Leonardo DiCaprio in his second outing as a retarded adolescent.
July 15, 2006
Depp's sincere, subtle performance is certainly a big reason for the movie's success...
April 11, 2006
February 11, 2006
Hallstrm's finally struck a chord with the Americans, though it's much the same cocktail of whimsy and worry, the eccentric and the banal, that he's been mixing all along.
July 8, 2005
July 1, 2005
April 22, 2005
Fine performances by all, with Leonardo DiCaprio a stand out.
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