Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump (2014)

"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 his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Release Date: August 28, 2001
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
71%
Flixster
User Score
95%



Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An overly sentimental film with a somewhat problematic message, but its sweetness and charm are occasionally enough to approximate true depth and grace.

Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

So afraid to dredge up debate that when Forrest is handed a mic at an antiwar rally, someone unplugs the speakers so we can't hear him - fitting for a movie with nothing to say.

Full review…
John Hartl
Seattle Times

Good as Wright and Sinise are in their roles as Forrest's near-suicidal soulmates, the movie always comes back to Hanks, and director Robert Zemeckis helps him to achieve some of his finest emotional moments.

Full review…
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

For its 20th anniversary, 'Forrest Gump' is being rereleased for one week in the IMAX format nationwide, including at Rave Cinemas, Davenport. Here is my review from July 1994: Garp + Zelig x Chance = Gump.

Full review…
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

It's most successful when it is being off-center, a state of grace it doesn't quite have the nerve to maintain.

Full review…
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

The movie's technical tricks are great fun, as is its musical soundtrack, which captures the essences of the eras it traverses. But when you come right down to it, it's the oddly magnetic personality of Forrest himself that is the biggest draw.

Full review…
Daniel Carlson
Movie Mezzanine

Forrest Gump is never sure of what it is or what it wants to be.

Full review…
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

This isn't the meaningful movie it pretends to be. But as a goofy entertainment that speeds through the latter half of the 20th century, stopping here and there to snap a photo or two, Forrest Gump does just fine.

Full review…
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

This tall tale may reach monumental proportions, but Forrest Gump always keeps its magical airiness and grace.

Full review…
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Pulling the supremely naive yet mystically wise Gump off is a feather in Hanks' hat.

Full review…
More reviews for Forrest Gump

Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Forrest Gump: Jenny, I don't know if Momma was right or if, if it's Lieutenant Dan. I don't know if we have a destiny, or if we're all just… More
Mike S
Epic in scope and triumphant in spirit, <i>Forrest Gump</i> is a larger-than-life piece of film-making, that scored home an impressive 6 Oscars in… More
Carlos Magalh„es
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… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
It's well done and funny. The character, though performed brilliantly by Hanks, verges on obnoxious.
Louis Rogers
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… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] It's almost overwhelming but isn't, and flawed in some places. Forrest… More

More Like This