films seen
16
average score
2.03*
nationality
USA - 68 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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A commercial chameleon who directed a fair amount of famous and well-liked films, but failed to establish a signature style throughout his career. Even so it pays to dig through his vast oeuvre, if only to keep tabs on popular cinema.

Solid pieces

Forrest Gump poster

Forrest Gump

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA [1994] - 142 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
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3.5

The inoffensive

I Wanna Hold Your Hand poster

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA [1978] - 104 mins
Genre
Comedy, Music
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3.0

Surprisingly fun and apt comedy that smartly parodizes Beatles-mania, without being too snarky. The performances are great, there are some solid gags and the pacing never slows down. It's not a masterpiece, far from it, but it's definitely one of Zemeckis' better films and a remarkably upbeat 70s flick. Good fun, even if you don't particularly like the Beatles.

A Christmas Carol poster

A Christmas Carol

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA [2009] - 96 mins
Genre
Animation, Fantasy
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3.0
Beowulf poster

Beowulf

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA [2007] - 115 mins
Genre
Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

Allied poster

Allied

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
UK, USA [2016] - 124 mins
Genre
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
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2.5

A romantic espionage thriller set during WWII. While Zemeckis tries his best to turn it into a classy affair, he isn't quite the man for the job. While there's very little wrong with this film, it still ends up rather plain and forgettable. It's all so predicable and safe that you start to wonder why they even bothered with this one.

Flight poster

Flight

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA, United Arab Emirates [2012] - 138 mins
Genre
Drama, Thriller
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2.5

A film that starts with a lot of action, but quickly settles down to become an addication drama with a little courtroom thrown in for good measure. Washington and Reilly do good work, but Zemeckis isn't subtle enough to make a drama like this really stand out. Borderline acceptable.

The Polar Express poster

The Polar Express

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA [2004] - 100 mins
Genre
Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
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2.5
Back to the Future poster

Back to the Future

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA [1985] - 116 mins
Genre
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi
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2.5

Dubious filler

Romancing the Stone poster

Romancing the Stone

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA, Mexico [1984] - 106 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Comedy
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2.0

Plain forgettable

The Walk poster

The Walk

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA [2015] - 123 mins
Genre
Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
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1.5
What Lies Beneath poster

What Lies Beneath

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA [2000] - 130 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery
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1.5
Cast Away poster

Cast Away

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA [2000] - 143 mins
Genre
Adventure
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1.5

Big nopes

Back to the Future Part III poster

Back to the Future Part III

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA [1990] - 118 mins
Genre
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi
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1.0
Back to the Future Part II poster

Back to the Future Part II

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA [1989] - 108 mins
Genre
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi
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1.0
Who Framed Roger Rabbit poster

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA [1988] - 104 mins
Genre
Animation, Comedy, Crime
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1.0

Irritation overload

Contact poster

Contact

by Robert Zemeckis
Specifics
USA [1997] - 150 mins
Genre
Mystery, Sci-fi
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