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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 a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Entirely without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Hippies, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years. Meanwhile, as the remarkable parade of his life goes by, Forrest never forgets Jenny (Robin Wright Penn), the girl he loved as a boy, who makes her own journey through the turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s that is far more troubled than the path Forrest happens upon. Featured alongside Tom Hanks are Sally Field as Forrest's mother; Gary Sinise as his commanding officer in Vietnam; Mykelti Williamson as his ill-fated Army buddy who is familiar with every recipe that involves shrimp; and the special effects artists whose digital magic place Forrest amidst a remarkable array of historical events and people..
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 74
- Fresh: 53
- Rotten: 21
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Forrest Gump has the elements of an emotionally gripping story. Yet it feels less like a romance than like a coffee-table book celebrating the magic of special effects.
Fresh: A movie heart-breaker of oddball wit and startling grace.
Fresh: A picaresque story of a simpleton's charmed odyssey through 30 years of tumultuous American history, Forrest Gump is whimsy with a strong cultural spine.
Fresh: It's most successful when it is being off-center, a state of grace it doesn't quite have the nerve to maintain.
I don't know how many people I've asked but the majority of them say this is the best movie ever. I have to agree with them. It's one of tthe best movies I have ever seen.
this is without a doubt the best movie ever made
two thumbs up
I believe this is one of the most well-rounded movies I've seen. It's got every element: history, romance, comedy. It's a movie for everyone and you won't be let down.