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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.
RIP michael clarke duncan
I think I would have a hard time choosing between this and Stand by me in terms of King adaptations. My only complaint is it does come off a bit as a miniseries (maybe because I tend to associate dreadful miniseries' with his adaptations). Still, there are some dark as fuck moments here that would probably tend to make me avoid revisiting it whereas the same is true of Stand by Me and yet I find that almost infinitely watchable.
I cried in the end
I've been wanting to see this for some time As a young-en I had never seen it fully as my mother thought the electrocution scenes would be to brutal for my innocent child mind. I can say that they honestly were brutal, not in a "Oh that's just disgusting" way but in a way that makes you feel so emotional. Some of he prisoners in this film are so likeable its easy to forget they did horrible crimes. There is one particular security guard that is just a real nasty scum only interested in himself, Frank Darabont really knows how to make you hate a character in a short space of time. Tom Hanks plays a very likeable and caring…
A 3-hour long movie about a guy in prison waiting for his execution. It should be pretty boring and tiresome but it's definitely not. The performances are awesome and the story is so good and exciting that you watch it til the end without getting tired. One of the best movies adapted from a Stephen King work.
stop haunting me sam rockwell
I've had it with ur shenanigans
Powerful emotional stakes, beautiful direction, outstanding performances, and riveting storytelling are what I think makes The Green Mile a brilliant film as well as one of my absolute favorites. This is a very bold statement, but I believe it's even better than The Shawshank Redemption.
What do Tom Hanks' genitals, a pet mouse and a magical giant all have in common?
I enjoyed this story. It was a bit out there, being mystical without giving me much of an explanation behind it. The characters were alright. There were some emotional scenes. There were some happy scenes. There were some shocking scenes. There was a little bit of everything in this movie. The themes had to do with the fact that sometimes bad things happen for no real reason to good people. I just had trouble ultimately connecting with all of the characters as much as I wanted to. I'm not gonna say I didn't care, because i did... just not as much as I hoped to. This story never once bored me (which is really saying something since it is over 3 hours long) and held my attention throughout the entire supernatural plot about good, bad, life, and death.
Sentence: Sam Rockwell is NOT a man in this movie.
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