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      Cast Away

      PG-13 Released Dec 22, 2000 2h 23m Drama Adventure TRAILER for Cast Away: Trailer 1 List Cast Away: Trailer 1 Cast Away: Trailer 1 1:58 View more videos
      89% Tomatometer 157 Reviews 84% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings Obsessively punctual FedEx executive Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) is en route to an assignment in Malaysia when his plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean during a storm. The sole survivor of the flight, Chuck washes ashore on a deserted island. When his efforts to sail away and contact help fail, Chuck learns how to survive on the island, where he remains for years, accompanied by only his handmade volleyball friend, Wilson. Will Chuck ever return to civilization and reunite with his loved ones? Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Flawed but fascinating, Cast Away offers an intelligent script, some of Robert Zemeckis' most mature directing, and a showcase performance from Tom Hanks.

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Tom Hanks' powerful, brutal and mature story. Rated: 3/5 Dec 22, 2010 Full Review Geoff Andrew Time Out Though Hanks comes across as blandly as ever, at least his solid performance shows he's up to carrying half a movie on his own, and Zemeckis' direction is at first as busily efficient as the protagonist. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Peter Rainer New York Magazine/Vulture Hanks's Everyman quality has never been more aptly utilized: He's the perfect stand-in for all of us who never made it to Eagle Scout. Sep 26, 2002 Full Review Robin Holabird Robin Holabird Hanks earned a well-deserved best actor Oscar nomination, carrying much of the action without talking to anyone but himself for a Wilson volleyball he finds in a washed-ashore Fed-X box. Aug 11, 2021 Full Review Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies Tom Hanks is the perfect actor for the role. Rated: 4/5 Dec 22, 2020 Full Review Michael Kleinschrodt Times-Picayune "Cast Away" is an exceptionally well-crafted exploration of the survival of the human spirit. It's a movie unafraid to consider the full complexity of life. May 30, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jon R Fascinating premise - traumatic crash landing, beautiful remote desert island location and ingenius problem solving all lead to a gripping first hour. I appreciate Chuck is on a desert island but it would appear Zemeckis ran out of imagination quite quickly there. The fractured relationship between the protagonist and a volleyball is a particular low point. Feels like an interesting concept, well produced with a great performance from Hanks, but a wasted opportunity. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/05/24 Full Review Stanky E My entire review was erased and I’m too tired to write another one so I’ll just say this. Really good movie, although it can be slow in parts, but that mostly only applies to me as I didn’t have much patience, especially when Chuck was just floating in the storm for like 8 minutes. The ending was good overall but I didn’t like the fact that Kelly cheated on her husband with Chuck but it’s no big deal and can just be overlooked. The Wilson scene was very impactful for me despite it being a ball with no sentience but the movie made me feel for Chuck’s character as that ball was an outlet for his emotions as well as one of the only things that kept him sane, there’s so many more things that could be said about that ball which make this scene so impactful but I can’t put them all in to the form of words so I won’t. I’ll leave with this, Wilson aside from all that was also a really good source for the comedy in this movie. Also, WILSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNN!!! COME BACKKKK!!!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/26/24 Full Review Lanfranco C Robinson Crusoe 2.0 Coming back is even harder! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/24 Full Review Ava S Though it begins slowly, Cast Away offers a deep exploration of the impact of time, presenting a contemplative character study that culminates in a powerful finale. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/24 Full Review Zinjx W Typical Hollywood production of the time. Tom Hanks does it well and the direction, score and visuals are competent. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/07/24 Full Review Salma232319 H #Spoiler alert ⚠️📢 "Cast Away," a survival drama directed by Robert Zemeckis and released in 2000, remains one of the most important and iconic movies of all time. Tom Hanks stars as Chuck Noland, a FedEx executive who finds himself stranded on a deserted island for four years after a plane crash. The film expertly explores themes of survival, isolation, and the human spirit's resilience. Zemeckis's direction is masterful, capturing the raw emotions of Hanks' character and immersing the audience in the harsh reality of Noland's difficult condition and plight. The movie succeeded in making me feel Noland's hard situation through the cinematography when the plane collapsed and all went dark."Cast Away" is celebrated for its powerful storytelling, Hanks' exceptional performance, and its enduring impact on viewers, making it a timeless cinematic masterpiece. I felt so sad for Noland when he lost his only friend on the island—Nelson—the volleyball 🥲 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/21/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Obsessively punctual FedEx executive Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) is en route to an assignment in Malaysia when his plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean during a storm. The sole survivor of the flight, Chuck washes ashore on a deserted island. When his efforts to sail away and contact help fail, Chuck learns how to survive on the island, where he remains for years, accompanied by only his handmade volleyball friend, Wilson. Will Chuck ever return to civilization and reunite with his loved ones?
      Director
      Robert Zemeckis
      Producer
      Steven Boyd, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Tom Hanks
      Screenwriter
      William Broyles Jr.
      Distributor
      DreamWorks SKG
      Production Co
      Playtone Productions, ImageMovers, DreamWorks SKG, Twentieth Century Fox
      Rating
      PG-13 (Intense Action Sequences|Disturbing Images)
      Genre
      Drama, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 22, 2000, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 25, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $233.6M
      Runtime
      2h 23m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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