Cast Away

Cast Away

Cast Away

Tom Hanks must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island in this Robert Zemeckis classic.

Chuck (Hanks), a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly (Helen Hunt), a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. But when Chuck's plane to Malaysia crashes into the sea during a heavy storm, he finds himself stranded on a tiny remote island as the incident's lone survivor.

Winner of Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Hanks), 2001 Golden Globes
2000Rating: M143 minsUSA
AdventureDrama

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Vulture

Vulture

Hanks's Everyman quality has never been more aptly utilised: He's the perfect stand-in for all of us who never made it to Eagle Scout.

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Variety

Variety

Takes admirable risks while avoiding pitfalls.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter William Broyles Jr. do a great job of keeping the cut-and-dried formula from, well, getting too cut and dried.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

At its best, Cast Away, like Titanic, awes us with its sheer oceanic sweep and its cosmic apprehension of human insignificance.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Hanks conducts a master class in acting by showing a man losing his sense of himself in fractional gradations.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Tom Hanks does a superb job of carrying Cast Away all by himself for about two-thirds of its running time, but isn't much helped by additional characters in the opening and closing sequences.

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New York Post

New York Post

A blockbuster with the soul of an art film, Cast Away is an enormously gratifying surprise ending to a generally disappointing year at the movies.

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