Forrest Gump Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 6

Average Rating: 3.3/4

# of Ratings: 2202

Theatrical Release Date: 07/06/1994

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Actors: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field

Plot: A "slow" man explains to people he meets on a park bench his life story which seems to encounter historic events.

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Rating of
2/4

SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/2018

Incredibly overrated movie with a great Tom Hanks and Zemeckis winning the hearts of mainstream, blind audiences. It is a slightly moving moral tale but what true significance does this hold today? I'd say none, so let's just take it for what it is: a semi-racist and idealistic movie that may provide a few smiles. 66/100

Rating of
3.5/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/01/2014

Forrest Gump: "Life is like a box a chocolate, you never know what your going to get". A "slow" man explains to people he meets on a park bench his life story which seems to encounter historic events. This movie is wonderful and full of heart. Tom hanks is the best part of this movie and the directing and the cast all done a great job. The visual effect's were mind blowing and I love this movie from start till finish.

Rating of
2/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 03/10/2013

The two star rating is solely based on how the film hits me, which is very cyclical and repetitive. Tom Hanks' portrayal of Forrest Gump is undeniably involving and charming, but the film's plot eventually comes down to running Forrest through an increasingly ridiculous series of historical scenarios and seeing how he reacts. The film's tragic love story is its best asset and, if the film had focused exclusively on that and kept its universe a bit smaller, it could have been a lot more intriguing and inspiring. As it is, Forrest Gump still has a number of iconic lines and moments, but it's also an overrated and bloated mess, especially towards the latter half.

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Monnie1976
Monnie1976
Producer

Rating of
3/4

Life is like a box of chocolates!

Monnie1976 - wrote on 09/15/2013

I love this movie and personall feel its one of Tom Hanks best films. There is so much heart in the movie and I think for the time it was very clever. The whole cast does a fantastic job and there are numerous moments which are touching throughout the movie. The way that weave the fabric of Forrest Gump's life through American history is magical. Also, it touches on the feelings and emotions of having a child with a disability, how everyone makes their own journey in life and explores the love of friends, romance and family all in one movie. Not to mention the movie has a fantastic soundtrack including awesome songs from the sixties, seventies and eighties. Definitely a nineties classic and a movie the whole family can watch. Don't miss it!

KingInTheNorth
KingInTheNorth
Producer

Rating of
4/4

Forrest Gump

KingInTheNorth - wrote on 07/15/2013

This is the perfect Drama/Comedy the balance between serious and funny is perfect. This is in my opinion Robert Zemeckis' best movie. It is just perfect.

The screenplay is incredible it is filled up with perfect jokes, a beautiful story And so many perfect lines. It is just so realistic but unrealistic at the same time. It shows us a lot about some important american moments. Like "Watergate" or even the Vietnam-war. The characters were all written and developed perfect.
The acting is so …

MovieAddict
MovieAddict
Producer

Rating of
3/4

An amazing life!

MovieAddict - wrote on 01/04/2013

"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you might get."

'Forrest Gump' is a beloved classic drama from the 1990s starring Tom Hanks as the title character. He was born with a learning disorder but he goes on to accomplish great things, and meet some of history’s most notable figures such as President John F. Kennedy, President Richard Nixon, Elvis Presley and Forrest even receives the Medal of Honor for selflessly saving the lives of his fellow platoon members during Vietnam war.

Although Forrest accomplishes success in life, deep inside all he really wants is to marry Jenny, his child hood friend and first love, and have a family. She is a tortured soul who was so mismatched for him in so many ways that I thought it impossible for them to be together but this does …

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