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The Green Mile
Miracles do happen.
A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.
RIP Michael Clarke Duncan
I will remember you by this film.
And I thank you for it.
From the director of The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile is yet another poignant, touching & thoroughly gratifying prison drama that's patiently crafted, skilfully narrated & brilliantly performed and even though it's no match to Frank Darabont's 1994 masterpiece, it does carry an emotional weight that makes it one of cinema's finest tearjerkers.
Based on Stephen King's novel of the same name, the story of The Green Mile is set during the 1930s and concerns a prison officer in charge of death row inmates at a penitentiary. The plot covers his & others guards lives' which is greatly affected when they find out that their newly arrived prisoner, a giant African-American man, is gifted with supernatural powers.
Written & directed by Frank Darabont, the…
Film #86 of Project 90
”Sometimes the green mile seems so long.”
Frank Darabont’s third adaptation from a Stephen King novel starts a bit slowly as the film is gradually building its universe but after the first third it finally picks up the pace and then goes full throttle to the end. The Green Mile is a film of characters, the story of a man with supernatural healing powers who is supposedly a miracle of God could have turned into a terribly manipulative film but Darabont’s ability of creating memorable, humane and dynamic characters enables the film to tell its story in the most touching way, like the other notable Darabont/King collaboration, The Shawshank Redemption, this is a goodhearted film…
What is there to say about one of the most celebrated and saddest films of all time? Written and directed by the man who gave us the masterpiece The Shawshank Redemption, Frank Darabont, and based off of the best selling novel by Stephen King, The Green Mile is a film that captures you from the beginning and never lets go. It's the celluloid equivalent of a punch to the chest.
The story of a gentle giant, condemned for a heinous crime. One man, with the powers to heal in this time of great weakness and depression. The late Michael Clarke Duncan gives one of the most touching performances I've ever seen as death row inmate, John Coffey, who is seen…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Film #1 in Driver’s December Death Penalty AKA The December Project , which is part of Cinebro's The December Challenge. 1 month, 100 movies.
"Oh God, sometimes the Green Mile seems so long." - Old Paul Edgecomb
The Green Mile has sometimes been described to me as 'the poor man's Shawshank Redemption', and I can imagine what they mean. Having never seen The Shawshank Redemption, I watched The Green Mile first to avoid disappointment. And I was still disappointed.
While this is a well-acted epic, always managing to entertain, it is just too bloody sentimental. My eyes began to roll at many an occasion, especially with the Mr Jingles scenes. I can do sentiment, but when it's constant…
The Green Mile is a film I've been wanting to watch for a long and today, I just watched for the first time. This is one of those films that will have an effect on me for the rest of my life because The Green Mile is one of the greatest films I've ever seen. The performances are outstanding from Michael Clarke Duncan and Tom Hanks and the charcaters felt so real and you cared for them. The story is emotional and completely heartbreaking and the end will make you want to burst out in tears. I don't think I've ever cried this much at any movie ever. This movie was beautifully crafted and impeccably acted. The supernatural aspect of…
My absolute favorite Stephen King adaptation. Michael Clarke Duncan is fascinating as John Coffey, but let's be honest who doesn't like Sam Rockwell in this movie? Wild Bill is a treat. Just a classic.
i am still crying
Otroligt att jag aldrig sett denna förut.
Framingham 14, Framingham, MA
Feels like reading a novel.
Here I was thinking I have no reason to cry tonight. Now I have a reason.
I apologize to everyone that it took me this long to watch this. I finished the novel earlier today and I just finished the movie.
If you haven't seen this yet, do the world a favor: stop what you're doing watch it!
It's 3 hours of your life you won't forget.
Long, epic and well cast.
I'm surprised they put up with the sadistic prison officer for as long as they did ...
"Like" is a descriptor too weak to match the feelings stirred by this.
What an marvelous ride.
The Green Mile es una propuesta cinematográfica que dice mucho y nada a la vez por mí, que ha sido catalogado como una de los mejores 50 films de la historia (a través de IMDb, no creo que pueda estar en otro top) y que para mí simplemente ha sido un film lento que se deja ver, pero que no termina de impresionar en lo absoluto.
Después de su única obra maestra The Shawshank Redemption, Frank Darabont nos trae otra historia carcelaria pero esta vez bajo el toque fantasioso de Stephen King, del cual debo afirmar que no soy totalmente fan, prefiero indiscutiblemente las adaptaciones de sus libros de misterio o drama puro, como la gran Misery y Stand by…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Complete list. :-(