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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.
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.
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…
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.
Se toma su tiempo para entrar en el meollo y eso le hace mucho bien; construye su propio universo de personajes que es bastante maniqueo pero funciona bien en su relato del bien y el mal. Su discurso divino tiene un punto irritante (el mesianismo me produce algo de sarpullido) pero entra mejor gracias a ese vulnerable gigante que es John Coffey – como el café, pero se escribe diferente.
As good and at times better than its companion Shawshank Redemption.
A wrongly convicted man sits on death row while the officers who guard him interact with him and his powers. This movie has excellent acting directing.
This movie is a sad movie made feel sad it's from Steven King a great horror writer. Tom Hanks plays a character that work's in a jail and 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 has amazing cast in the movie I think any fan with like this movie it make cry it's must see movie.
"¡Te mataré! ¡Maté a toda aquella gente y acabaré contigo!
¿Quieres torta de maíz Mr. Jingles? Je je je... Pues no la olerás ¡Porque acabaré contigo!"
I strongly believe that "The Green Mile" would be a much better movie if it removed the prologue and epilogue and focused solely on the events taking place during the 1930s. The supernatural elements become unnecessarily complicated during the bookend moments, and it fails to top the emotional intensity of the final prison scene.
That being said, it's easy to see why "The Green Mile" is something of a modern day classic. Like Darabont's "The Shawshank Redemption", this prison tale is not exactly subtle but it is a well told story that's easy to become emotionally involved in. Of course, the great actors help. By the end, you start to feel the three hour runtime, but everything still feels organic to the story and nothing truly feels unnecessary. A very solid movie overall.
Lacrimógena como la vida misma.
Damnit, I haven't cried this much at a film since Schindler's List.
This film has it all: humour, pathos, great acting, powerful soundtrack, fascinating insight into the world of capital punishment in the 30s, Top Hat, hope, horror, twists...everything.
WATCH IT. WATCH IT RIGHT NOW.
PS: Can we give a retrospective award to Mr Jangles?
It made me feel emotions.
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1. PULP FICTION (1994) by Quentin Tarantino
IMDb: 9.0 | RT: 94% || Points: 3405 | Peak: #1 (27x) |…