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Based on 32 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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 American filmmaker. show more

  • 88
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Just be glad that Hanks and Zemeckis toiled mightily to pull off at least two-thirds of a remarkable achievement. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Bold, ambitious -- and ambiguous. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The island phase of Hanks' performance is simply amazing. show more

  • 100
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    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 season, this is the obvious choice. show more

  • 100
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    It's a startling physical transformation, as Noland goes from flabby desk jockey to lean, mean fishing machine. But even more remarkable is the mental transformation Hanks effects. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    An adventure movie of extraordinary simplicity and power. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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 a note of forced whimsy. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Hanks's extraordinary acting keeps the adventure involving even though the beginning is predictable, the middle is uneven, and the finale slips into Zemeckis's patented brand of "Forrest Gump" fuzziness. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    It's a simple message, and it's delivered with a grace and subtlety that's rare in would-be blockbusters. show more

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