• Matt Dartnell

    ★★ Rewatched by Matt Dartnell 16 Jan, 2015

    Thank god for Tom Hanks.

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  • Trey Adell

    ★½ Watched by Trey Adell 15 Jan, 2015

    Terrible

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  • Luis Eduardo Melean

    ★★★★★ Watched by Luis Eduardo Melean 15 Jan, 2015

    I just loved it!

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  • Garreth Lipe

    ★★★ Rewatched by Garreth Lipe 15 Jan, 2015

    As brilliant in its cinematic technique as it is cynical in its philosophy. The movie's dip into cloying sentiment is disappointing, but the satirical bits still bite with verve. Remains a fascinating watch, if only for Hanks' profoundly great performance.

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  • Arkknight99

    ★★★★ Watched by Arkknight99 15 Jan, 2015 1

    While i was watching this flick, there was Clint Eastwood Quoting in my head
    " There are two kinds of people in the world, those who LOVE 'Forrest Gump' and those who FUCKING hate it"

    I'm one of those guys that like it.
    Do i LOVE it?
    Meh.

    Forrest Gump is a visual tour throughout America. He Runs. He Wins Football matches. He's a War Veteran. He plays Ping-pong so well that he would only be beaten by Bruce lee.…

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  • vhs_vampire

    ★★★½ Rewatched by vhs_vampire 14 Jan, 2015

    It's hard to watch this highly quoted movie without hearing everyone's impressions. "Can't sit heeere." This was a really big deal in 1994, seems to have blown itself out in some ways. "Run, Forrest, Run!" The dubbing/lip moving of the presidents and John Lennon were great at the time, but now seems cheap.
    Gary Sinise is great.
    I always wondered how no one recognized him throughout his stories (and within the stories themselves) as the Ping-Pong champ/millionaire/shrimp captain/football star/war hero/cross country jogger. "Stupid is as stupid does."
    It's a sweet movie though.

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  • Ben Lott

    ★★★ Rewatched by Ben Lott 16 Dec, 2014

    Forrest Gump was one of those movies that controlled the nation in 1994. References were made in all forms of media, people were quoting the lines on a daily basis, even a restaurant chain was born from its fame. Coming back to view it now, separated from all the hysteria that surrounded it, I find myself significantly less impacted by the story. Suddenly I find inserting Tom Hanks into archived footage with presidents to be a little cheesy. Those lines…

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  • Andrew

    ★★★★½ Watched by Andrew 04 Feb, 2008 1

    Who doesn't love "Forrest Gump", at least a little bit? Oh, I'm sure there's someone out there who can't stand Hanks' performance, the fact that it beat "Pulp Fiction" and "The Shawshank Redemption" for Best Picture or the overly sensitive directing of Robert Zemeckis. But it's such an easy picture to get lost in. Was Tom Hanks brilliant? I think so. Did it deserve the "big award" over the two aforementioned films? Nope. The honor should've gone to "Pulp" in…

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  • Jonathan Paula

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Jonathan Paula 22 Oct, 2004

    This delightfully entertaining slice of Americana that grossed almost $700 million dollars in 1994 would be the first of three collaborations between director Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks. An adaptation of the 1986 Winston Groom novel, "Gump" would win six Oscars at the 67th Academy Awards: including best picture, director, editing, effects, and actor -- Hanks' second in a row following "Philadelphia" the year prior.

    Presented entirely in flashback from the film's title character, this romantic drama comedy film is…

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  • derpzerplin

    ★½ Watched by derpzerplin 13 Jan, 2015

    I remember seeing this movie in the theaters when I was 14. I think I remember liking it. So, the question is: Was I just a really stupid 14-year-old, or did Forrest Gump just age really poorly?

    I tried to watch this without reading too much into the not-so-subtle political/social messages, but even in doing so, I ultimately couldn't get past how oblivious Forrest was to the things that happened around him and the consequences of his actions. Which is…

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  • Matt Goldberg

    ★★ Rewatched by Matt Goldberg 13 Jan, 2015

    This film has not aged well, which is odd considering it's a constant heaping of Baby Boomer nostalgia. I suppose it could have been viewed as charming at the time, but it's such a tonal mess that it has elements of satire, and yet, to quote film critic James Rocchi when talking about the disappointing movie Butter, "Satire cannot end in a hug" (or in this case, a floating feather).

    If Forrest Gump is meant to be subversive, then it's…

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  • Eric Robinson

    ★½ Added by Eric Robinson

    Bubba Gump Shrimp?

    More like Bubba Dump SHIT!

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