What's Eating Gilbert Grape Reviews

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
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.
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.
May 20, 2003
Particularly impressive are the sweet, weirdly idyllic tone of Mr. Hallstrom's direction and Johnny Depp's tender, disarming performance as the long-suffering Gilbert Grape.
February 13, 2001
Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom and his fine cast have endowed the story with a good deal of behavioral truth and unstressed comedy.
January 1, 2000
There is a good idea for a movie hiding here, but Halstrom has buried it beneath a load of charmless shtick.
January 1, 2000
One of the most enchanting movies of the year.
January 1, 2000
Director Lasse Halstrom and cinematographer Sven Nykvist do their best to disguise the predictability with their own grace notes. But all the music in the world can't hide a tone this false.
January 1, 2000
All tics, flailings, and full-open, drooling laughter, DiCaprio seems to have captured the damaged heart and soul of Arnie Grape.
January 1, 2000
Well-written (albeit a little too long) and competently acted.
December 25, 1993