The last time I watched this was in childhood, so I'd only remembered parts of it. The animation is great, but the movie itself is sluggish and emotionally distant. I wouldn't even put it in Walt Disney's Top 10.
I am not sure yet if this is a masterpiece, but based on my first viewing, I can say with certainty that it is a great, exceptionally well-made film, with all-around great acting, great cinematography, great editing and great screenwriting. It's wonderful to see Tom Hanks giving such a commanding and charismatic lead performance in a movie again. He really carries us through this complex story, and we fear for him every step of the way as he makes his…