Cast Away Synopsis
A crash survivor (Tom Hanks) lives on a remote island for four years.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A really classic adventure yarn with one of Hollywood's great actors hitting one out of the ballpark. If you're seeing only one movie this...
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
It's a startling physical transformation, as Noland goes from flabby desk jockey to lean, mean fishing machine. But even more remarkable is...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Hanks towers as a near naked, near biblical man. Zemeckis tells his story -- the screenplay is by William Broyles -- with a control...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
An adventure movie of extraordinary simplicity and power.
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USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Just be glad that Hanks and Zemeckis toiled mightily to pull off at least two-thirds of a remarkable achievement.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Bold, ambitious -- and ambiguous.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The film's most remarkable achievement, in this culture of clamor, simply may be its decision to keep the volume down, drawing us in as...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The island phase of Hanks' performance is simply amazing.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Here is a strong and simple story surrounded by needless complications, and flawed by a last act that first disappoints us and then ends on...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It will bring joy in a way certainly not intended, as one of the most gloriously and unwittingly silly films ever devised by a major...
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Five Word Review

By redyeah
Worst vacation of your life....

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Fire! I have made Fire!

By MongrolMan
Great one. Take notice to how much Tom Hanks weight shifts during his stay on the island....

Amazing one of a kind movie

By Jason Hernandez
This movie it 100% good, the best of them all. It keeps your interest and Tom hanks performance is so good that I actually begin to cry for the loss of a volleyball....

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By DarkElfGirl71
This is an incredibly well written movie. A movie that even captured the attention of my child most recently who doesn't like movies at all. This is why its also my favorite. It's incredible because...

Tom Hanks; Amazing Performance

By cbs98
This movie has both hysterical moments alongside desperate and lonely moments as Tom Hanks delivers one of the most developed characters to ever hit the big screen. I would go watch this movie just...

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I can't believe this movie is 14 years old. 90% of the movie is really really good and then the ending is so emotional I have a tough time finishing it....

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense Action Sequences and Disturbing Images
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Common Sense Media says Tom Hanks' powerful, brutal, and mature story.
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