"Stupid is as stupid does," says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite ... read more
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release Date: July 6, 1994
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
Stats: 91,359 reviews
Flixster Reviews (91,359)
November 22, 2012
A very refreshing feel-good movie that is always entertaining and compelling, even if sometimes it is sentimental and seems a bit vague about its purpose. If you are able to overlook its flaws, you will find it a captivating story of innocence and optimism.
October 27, 2012
A nice enough concept, fairly well pulled off but is mainly crushed by its own sentimentality and heavy handed emotional manipulation (not to mention ham-fisted politics). Good revision for your 20th century American history exam, otherwise watch Big Fish instead.
August 7, 2012
Epic in scope and triumphant in spirit, Forrest Gump is a larger-than-life piece of film-making, that scored home an impressive 6 Oscars in 1995, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.
It revolves around the eventful and remarkable life of...
July 28, 2012fb100000293612769
It's well done and funny. The character, though performed brilliantly by Hanks, verges on obnoxious.
April 27, 2012
It's almost overwhelming but isn't, and flawed in some places. Forrest Gump is typically formulaic in terms of Oscar's bait and unbearably long but it's the fine direction and performances that keep the ...
March 1, 2012fb1664868775
Zemeckis is channeling Frank Capra's ghost on this one. Regardless who you are , this film will surely emit some kind of emotion from you.
February 1, 2012fb100000716838411
Seeing the world through your eyes isn't the same unless you've first seen the world through forrest Gump's eyes. Tom Hanks plays the role of Forrest Gump, a good-natured, down to Earth man with a very low IQ. Summarizing this movie in a review is almost impossible because so muc...
January 7, 2012
Possibly the most overrated movie of all times. No big deal. Hanks does what he does best. But I've seen him do much better things than this. It's a good movie and a good story and so on...but just very overrated. I liked though how they edited him into old video clips...that was...
October 28, 2011
So many different places are discovered through Forrest's eyes and has earned the respect of everyone who haas layed eyes on this wonderfully peaceful and simplistic being, it's concept is simple, but it's detail is deep.
October 1, 2011
Tom Hanks gives a brilliant performance as the title character in Robert Zemeckis's Academy Award-winning comedy/drama FORREST GUMP, but I continue to hold my ground that Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler could have easily done better.
This film is the tale of a man, suffering from ...
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