• Bill Shannon

    ★★★★ Added by Bill Shannon

    I've seen this flick at least a dozen times, so the emotional side of the film doesn't really hit me anymore. On a technical level, however, this is the story of an idiot who serendipitously happens upon historical event after historical event, is quite stunning.

    The visual style, cuts, re-contextualizing similar events at different times, and computer magic were all groundbreaking at the time, and few films have had the ambition to copy it since. Some possible negative subtext notwithstanding…

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  • Windyblue

    ★★★★ Added by Windyblue

    Warning:
    Ableism
    Ableist slurs
    Racism
    Blood
    Violence
    Misogyny
    Suicide

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  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★★★★ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 27 Dec, 2007

    Even if recently it has become fashionable hating this mid-90s film for the stupidest reasons imaginable, Forrest Gump is already an undeniable classic of cinema. It tells the story of a slow-witted man who accomplishes great things and conquers and touches the hearts of those who cross his path, and as simple as that may sound, this is one of the most brilliant and beautiful films ever conceived.

    Tom Hanks in the role of his career delivered one of the…

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  • KMOKLER

    ★★★★★ Added by KMOKLER

    Not much to say about this one other than it keeps you engaged from beginning to end.

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  • Thelewisd123

    ★★★★★ Added by Thelewisd123

    In 1994, we greats like The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction were released but to me the right movie won Best Picture at the Academy Awards that year. Forrest Gump is filled with flawless performances from top to bottom and an engaging story. I don' t think I have ever got more attached to a character like I have Forrest Gump and by the time the end credits roll, YOU KNOW FORREST GUMP. Every time I watch Forrest Gump, I…

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  • Robert Humanick

    Rewatched by Robert Humanick 26 Aug, 2014

    Slant magazine review forthcoming.

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  • sschuster

    ★★★★★ Added by sschuster

    The first movie I ever got to see by myself in a theater. It affected me so much, emotionally, that it was the catalyst to get me into filmmaking. A lot of people consider it overly sentimental, but I love it.

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  • Craig Sutton

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Craig Sutton 23 Aug, 2014

    Re-watching an old classic.

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  • Julius

    ★½ Rewatched by Julius 22 Aug, 2014

    Potentially a cynical story about the lack of order and justice in our world (in which God sends a hurricane, destroying thousands of lives, to answer the prayers of one moron), presented as a feel good movie. Some joy might be found in its It's a Wonderful Life-esque message that anyone can have an enormous impact without realizing it, but this thing is so aggressively against intellectual ambition and political consciousness, it just depressed me.

    The last time I watched…

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  • Dale Barber

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Dale Barber 07 Aug, 2014

    Who hasn't actually seen this film? I mean seriously, this is a film that you have to see, no middle ground, no if you're a film fan you have to see it, if you are a human being then you MUST see this film, you are not complete as a person until you do. It is basically the most complete film about, there's comedy, action, romance, tragedy, feel good bits, sad bits, it is just complete. The CGI for the…

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  • Applebaumk

    ★★★★★ Added by Applebaumk

    Forrest Gump is a powerful and emotionally gripping film that still manages to be funny, warm, and heartfelt.

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  • CardboardSnake

    ★★★★½ Watched by CardboardSnake 19 Aug, 2014

    I always thought this was a serious drama/post-war film or somesuch. Turns out it's a ~magical adventure~, and consistently funny, to boot. Had it taken a different turn at the end, it could've been a 5. As it stands, I merely think it's super good.

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