Cast Away

Cast Away


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.... More

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.Hide

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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. Full Review

  • Thoroughly absorbing. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review

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

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

  • 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. Full Review