Cast Away

Cast Away
Cast Away
  • PG-13
  • 2h 24m
  • 2000
Certified Fresh88%
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Screen legend Tom Hanks and filmmaker Robert Zemeckis team up for this beloved film that celebrates the survival of the human spirit. Hanks stars as Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer whose ruled-by-the-clock existence abruptly ends when a harrowing plane crash leaves him isolated on a remote island. As Chuck struggles to survive, he finds that his own personal journey has only just begun.
© 2000 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and DreamWorks L.L.C. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh88%
Critics Consensus: Flawed but fascinating, Cast Away offers an intelligent script, some of Robert Zemeckis' most mature directing, and a showcase performance from Tom Hanks.
Reviews
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

Though Hanks comes across as blandly as ever, at least his solid performance shows he's up to carr...

June 21, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
Peter Rainer
Fresh

Hanks's Everyman quality has never been more aptly utilized: He's the perfect stand-in for all of...

March 13, 2019
Globe and Mail
Rick Groen
Fresh

Cast Away isn't the first to recognize our modern need for primal tales, but it is among the most...

June 17, 2017
BBC.com
Almar Haflidason
Fresh

June 17, 2017
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
Fresh

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

March 13, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Powerful, brutal, and mature drama is emotionally intense.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Cast Away is a 2000 movie in which Tom Hanks plays a FedEx employee stranded on a desolate island for five years who must develop tremendous mental, physical, and emotional resilience to survive. There is frequent peril, beginning with the real-time plane crash in which Hanks' character must simultaneously avoid drowning and burning from the plane's wreckage. A dead body from the plane washes ashore. In a moment of rage, the lead character calls the island he is trapped on a "goddamn s--thole." In a scene that will definitely be too gruesome for more sensitive viewers, Chuck extracts a painfully sore tooth with a rock and the blade of an ice skate. His injuries draw blood, and his struggles to maintain sanity in the midst of so much isolation might be too intense for more sensitive viewers.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 22, 2000
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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