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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.
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…
This review reportedly contains 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…
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…
Rarely a movie makes you laugh so much, and cry even more. Even rarer is when a prison movie makes you feel so much. But The Green Mile, and The Shawshank Redemption before it, are not prison movies. Sure, most of the story happens inside the prison walls, but they are about people. Even criminals are likable in these movies. And that is why I love movies. The Green Mile is based on the book by Stephen King, and is directed by Frank Darabont. The acting by Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan is phenomenal, but the supporting cast is great too. The story, even in those supernatural moments, feels very real. And it is. Many characters from this movie are great and unforgettable. I will remember them for years to come. One of the best movies I have seen.
R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan
Thanks for the experience and memory of this lovely movie.
You've ensured you will always be fondly remembered by all who watch it.
I haven't seen this film for a few years. I remember really liking it, and you know what, I still do. In fact, it is pretty damn great. At 189 mins, you barely even notice the run time.
Darabont has delivered back-to-back greatness in the prison drama category. Each one has a similar underlying story (wrongly convicted man in prison), but they are so different too (one is straight drama, and this one has elements of fantasy).
This film is perfecto in all depts. Great story, great acting, interesting characters, and great pacing. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. It is a must see for anyone.
A heartbreaking tale with all credit to Michael Clarke Duncan's performance as John Coffey.
"We each owe a death - there are no exceptions - but, oh God, sometimes the Green Mile seems so long."
"I dreamed of you. I dreamed you were wandering in the dark. And so was I. And we found each other. We found each other in the dark."
Michael Clarke Duncan gives an amazing performance as a man with a mysterious gift on death row for the rape and murder of two young girls. It is disappointing that he did not win any major awards for this role.
All of the actors did a fine job with their characters. In the beginning I wasn't so impressed because of how slow the movie starts, but by the end I grew attached to the characters and didn't want the movie to end.
Ovo je film koji zasluzuje svo postovanje koje moze da dograbi, smatram jednim od omiljenih dela pisca S.Kinga koji je opet odgovoran i za gomilu sranja od filmova za koje se zalagao.
Ceo film se odvija u "Zelenoj milji" zatvoru koji je takodje smestaj za one ded men vaking tipove, koji broje dane pre nego sto ih sprze na stolici. Naravno upoznajemo likove koje glume Tom Henks, Majkl Klark Dankan, Sem Rokvel, Majkl Dzeter divan kasting i naravno onaj Persi kom bi jebavao mater danima potom bi mu se ispisao na facu.
Film je dosta emotivan sa konrespondacijom pogresnog optuzenika i ima jako tuzan kraj. Znaci priprema ubrusa, maramica i bacaca plamena kad budete gledali ovaj dirljiv filmic. 10/10 so se mene tice!
"Please boss, don't put that thing over my face. Don't put me in the dark. I's affraid of the dark.." -Cried my eyes out
Oh wow...Never could I imagine this would be so good... The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
It is perhaps one of the greatest ironies in film or literature that Stephen King, one of the great humanist writers of our time, could be the source of one of the greatest Christian parables ever committed to pen or placed on celluloid. Frank Darabont?s first creation, The Shawshank Redemption, was and is awe-inspiring, but with The Green Mile he has created one of the five greatest films of all-time.
At nearly three hours long, and shot in a style which is slow-moving, it?s by no means an easy ride. And whereas Shawshank gave you something in the way of a happy ending, with Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman embracing on the edge of the Pacific, this is dark the…
Emocionante, magistral y narrada de manera SUBLIME. Esto es cine...
The story unfolds in a Death Row ward in the 30s, where a giant black inmate who has been convicted of killing two little white girls (Michael Clarke Duncan) is delivered into the care of supervisor Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) and his staff of decent, hard-working prison guards (David Morse, Jeffrey DeMunn, Barry Pepper). It soon becomes clear that this inmate is not what he seems and that the Green Mile (so named for its green floor tiles) has become the unlikely setting for a time of miracles and wonder that will deeply affect everyone involved.
Many of the plot elements are predictable (for example, I could guess almost everything that would happen to the mouse, Mr. Jingles, as soon…
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