Forrest Gump Synopsis
An innocent man (Tom Hanks) enters history from the '50s to the '90s.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
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...
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Passionate and magical, Forrest Gump is a tonic for the weary of spirit.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What a magical movie.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A movie heart-breaker of oddball wit and startling grace.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
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]
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80

Mr. Showbiz

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The film's technical brilliance and sentimental kick seduced many viewers unsuspecting of its polemical intent.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
At its best, Forrest Gump is a gentle, elegiac fantasy about love and trust.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Yet, for all that's wrong here, one thing is wonderfully, blissfully right, and his name is Tom Hanks.
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60

TV Guide

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...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It is also glib, shallow, and monotonous, a movie that spends so much time sanctifying its hero that, despite his "innocence," he ends up...
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By This fans fa you
Its like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get. We did get an awesome performance from Tom Hanks, a great story and a well directed movie from Robert Zemeckis (Who Framed Roger...

Best movie must see

By jacobstone1
Favorite movie ever!!...

Genius.

By jwelch5742
It was a great film. This had wonderful Performances for Tom Hanks, great visual effects, Film Editing, Director, and wonderful Screenplay....

life

By pinkzebra08
good story line...

Best movie of the 90s

By redyeah
Anyone and everyone who was around in the 90s saw this movie. And for plenty of great reasons: Tom Hanks gives the best perfomance of the decade. Most Quotable movie in recent...

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Forrest Gump

By markbaisier
Tied with captain Phillips for the best Tom Hanks ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Great work Tom!!!!!...

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Rated PG-13 | For Very Coarse Language, Nudity, Occasional Violence and Suggestive Scenes
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea.
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