• Jason Bailey

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jason Bailey 03 Sep, 2014

    If you can separate the film from all the cultural baggage that it’s acquired over the past two decades, and approach it with something like fresh eyes, it’s sort of surprising what an odd and risky movie it is. Director Robert Zemeckis pitches the tale as neither comedy nor drama, but as a loose, vignette-heavy mixture of pop history and folk storytelling.

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  • Scott Audetat

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Scott Audetat 01 Sep, 2014

    I've never gotten the hate from this by film snobs, as its one of the very few times I think it actually was the Best Picture.

    I actually love the novelty that some idiot could have fumbled along through so many amazing events in history. Most of the CGI edits work, although that John Lennon one still bugs me.

    The cast is amazing. Only five real leads and the all get time to shine. Hanks, just amazing, but Wright and…

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  • Mel S

    ★★★★ Watched by Mel S 03 Sep, 2007

    Very engrossing.

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  • Parker Jackson

    ★★★★★ Watched by Parker Jackson 31 Aug, 2014

    This is one of the best movies I've ever seen, and certainly the most magical one, and this movie cemented 1994 as the greatest year in film history, along with movies such as The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, The Professional, The Crow, etc. With two amazing performances from Robin Wright and especially Tom Hanks with one of the best performances I've ever seen, Forrest Gump is such a wonderful movie and is the main reason why Tom Hanks is one…

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  • Shelly

    ★★★½ Watched by Shelly 30 Aug, 2014

    Better than I thought it would be, I really enjoyed it. I also shed some tears, not many but still, some tears were shed. Highly recommend!

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  • 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

    ★★½ Rewatched by Robert Humanick 26 Aug, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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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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