Cast Away

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At the edge of the world, his journey begins.

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.

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Awards

Winner of Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Hanks), 2001 Golden Globes

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Adventure, Drama, Romance

143mins

Rating: M Adult themes

USA

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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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.

Empire (UK)

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Thoroughly absorbing.

New York Magazine

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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.

New York Post

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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.

New York Times

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

Rolling Stone

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

Variety (USA)

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Takes admirable risks while avoiding pitfalls.

Washington Post

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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.