It's hard to know what to make of a movie in which the hero ponders a
metaphorical crossroads in his life while standing at a literal crossroads.
Insipid or inspired? The problem with Robert Zemeckis's visually and
viscerally eye-punching Robinson Crusoe
tale is that you can't say for
sure. Could the movie really be as thematically trite as an inspirational
office poster? Or is it an admirably stripped-down examination of
the ancestral essence of being human? FedEx troubleshooter Chuck Noland
(Tom Hanks) doesn't worry about such Big Questions. He's airlifted into Moscow
and other emerging capitalist hot-spots when local op...