Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
Clean up the language, and this little roach of a movie could play the bottom half of a double bill with Rowan and Martin's The Maltese Bippy. [26 March 1999, Life, p.9E] Read full review
Passionate and magical, Forrest Gump is a tonic for the weary of spirit. Read full review
What a magical movie. Read full review
A movie heart-breaker of oddball wit and startling grace. Read full review
Doesn't sound like a very prepossessing title, but prepare to be taken aback by "what's in a name." [6 July 1994, Life, p.1D] Read full review
The film's technical brilliance and sentimental kick seduced many viewers unsuspecting of its polemical intent. Read full review
At its best, Forrest Gump is a gentle, elegiac fantasy about love and trust. Read full review
Yet, for all that's wrong here, one thing is wonderfully, blissfully right, and his name is Tom Hanks. Read full review
Clearly a great event, Forrest Gump is not, however, a great film. It has the form of an epic without real depth or resonance; the trappings of satire without a coherent attitude; and the semblance of historical revisionism without a critical sensibility. Read full review
It is also glib, shallow, and monotonous, a movie that spends so much time sanctifying its hero that, despite his "innocence," he ends up seeming about as vulnerable as Superman. Read full review
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