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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Yes! after 13 years of this movie being released I FINALLY watch it, and am so happy it lived up to all the hype.
I must admit I had my doubts before watching this, I dont like films that get a lot of praise and when watching it I dont feel the same vibe as the majority of viewers. This however is an exception.
Stephen King again showing his fantastic writing ability alongside Frank Darabont's directional skills to really turn those words into a cinematic masterpiece.
Now lets get to the acting. It is very rare to watch Tom Hanks be out acted but in this case he was. Im not really familiar with Michael Clarke Duncan films but in…
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.
In 1994, Frank Darabont's adaptation of Stephen King's The Shawshank Redemption opened to much critical acclaim and since then has been praised as one of the greatest films ever made. When Frank Darabont followed it up with another King adaptation, expectations were pretty high. I think most of us can agree those expectations were met.
The acting is superb. Tom Hanks is as amazing as you usually expect him to be. Michael Clarke Duncan is terrific and sympathetic. Doug Hutchinson makes a great asshole. Sam Rockwell makes for one entertaining crazy bastard. You also get fantastic performances from the likes of David Morse, Barry Pepper, Michael Jeter, and Gary Sinise as others in a well rounded cast. The story is…
An epic (in every sense of the word) adaptation of Stephen King's serialized 1996 novel about strange happenings on a Death Row (supernatural and otherwise) in the mid 1930s.
It had been years since I'd watched it and once again I am amazed at how well it's paced. Even at just over 3 hours, it rolls along so smoothly, with perfectly spaced set-pieces, a remarkably well-established sense of atmosphere and location, and a gallery of finely tuned performances from its spectacular ensemble cast that there is never once the slightest sense of dullness.
While I am certainly receptive to criticism of the way Michael Clarke Duncan's character is written (simple, saintly, and subservient, truly a "magical negro" character), there is…
I have not seen this film all the way through since I saw in theaters despite seeing pieces if it on tv here and there. I wish Frank's job in life was to adapt King's books into films because he has a talent for it and he is able to cast all of the right people in it because every actor in this film for the role and is great at it. Frank will probably never win and Oscar or an Emmy for his tv work but he deserves the statue in my eyes. He is a talent beyond words. His films range from hope to lack of faith. A true talent.
Not that good I expected.
Made me doubt and made me believe..
R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan. You'll always be remembered as one true great actor. We all miss you. Rest in peace.
The Green Mile is directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from Stephen King's novel of the same name. It stars Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, and is one of the most sentimental films I've ever seen.
It tells the story of the guards in charge of the Death Row, who are affected by the sudden arrival of a child rapist and murdered, who has a very special gift.
Going in, I knew nothing about The Green Mile. This is a very…
A classic. Just simply brilliant.
This still is the most powerful experience I've ever had in a movie theatre. Fast fade on repeat viewings.
In my opinion, this is better than The Shawshank Redemption. The drama and beautiful emotion that is shown in it demonstrates this, and so does the cinematography and acting.
There was such a buzz around that film when it was released and yet it took me 14 years to watch it!
It was good, maybe a bit underwhelming (I had my hopes way high, I think) but I still liked it a lot. Yes, it's very sentimental and almost corny at times but hey, I'm a softie, I don't mind sentimentality.