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8,887 Ratings

Forrest Gump

Directed by Robert Zemeckis
United States, 1994
Drama, Comedy


A man with an IQ below 75 rises above his circumstances in his search for happiness, becoming a successful athlete, a war hero, a ping-pong champion, and a wealthy businessman in the process.

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Forrest Gump Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1995 | 6 wins including: Best Picture

1995 | 7 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

National Board of Review

1994 | 4 wins including: Best Film

BAFTA Awards

1995 | Winner: Best Special Effects

1995 | 6 nominations including: Best Film

Directors Guild of America

1995 | Winner: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Critics reviews

That merging of the real with the impossible is both pivotal to the film at a conceptual level…and deeply problematic… Yet there remains something to be said for Forrest Gump’s commitment to its vision, one that’s alternately beautiful and naïve. It might hit you right in the feels, even as your eyes are rolling. To quote one of Forrest’s truest pieces of wisdom: Maybe both is happening at the same time.
September 04, 2014
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Figuratively the feather being blown around is us, not Gump or American history. What’s blowing it around is a Hollywood wind machine exuding hot air, and what’s guiding its trajectory is an invisible wire pulled by a puppet master… I can’t say I wasn’t moved. The sweetness of Tom Hanks’s performance, and Zemeckis’s mastery as a storyteller and technical wizard, can’t be denied. If the movie were less skilled and effective, I’d have less reason to feel such rage about what it’s doing.
July 08, 1994
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