Complete list. :-(
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…
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.
Mit so viel Herz und berührenden Charakterbeziehungen wird der Film auch wenn er 3 Stunden geht nicht langweilig. Es ist schon viel was man da zu gucken hat und das merkt man auch aber am Ende hat es sich doch gelohnt und man wurde gut unterhalten. Das Thema das Leid und das Böse der Welt darzustellen ist nur meiner Meinung nach ausgelutscht, ich denke aber das dies 1999 noch nicht der Fall war.
Eine Empfehlung wenn man viel Zeit mitbringt und in einer traurigen und oder ruhigen Verfassung ist. Entspannt einen wirklich seht gut!
So then, this was amazing. This has amazing performances, an amazing story, this movie was amazing.
Now this movie is the longest movie I have seen (189 minutes) so I was a bit worried about it getting slow/boring but it didn't. It didn't even feel like I was there for three hours.
Now I already said there were amazing performances but holy sh*t there were amazing performances. One of my favorite actors Tam Honks was fantastic in this. Michael Clarke Duncan did an amazing job. Michael Jeter did a really good job. Sam Rockwell did a really good job. There were plenty of solid performances in this movie.
So overall I am really happy I decided to watch this movie today. Highly recommend it to people who haven't seen it. This movie would get an "isgood"
Surely one of the great supporting casts of the past 30 years(?) I think so, even if it's not as superb overall as Shawshank.
It is hard to believe that Michael Clarke Duncan didn't get the academy award for his role in this movie. Duncan creates a character unforgettable; John Coffey, although an imposing and intimidating appearence is a sweet, gentle and childish man, that has the ability to thrill us, without being melodramatic. The whole movie is that way; in no moment they appeal to melodrama, making us cry in a natural way. Great film.
Of the over 35 Stephen King novels that have been turned into movies there are only a handful that are good. Of that handful there are only two critically acclaimed ones and both happen to be about prison. One of those two, The Shawshank Redemption, is regarded by many to be the best movie of all time (and is ranked #2 on IMDB behind The Godfather). To me, the Green Mile is just as good and in many ways is better.
Most movies don't need to be 3 hours long and many of the ones that are should have been shorter. The Green Mile is a rare movie that could have been longer. It is full of memorable characters such…
"People hurt the ones they love. That's how it is all around the world."
I'd heard a fair bit about this and thought it would be fairly corny and way too sentimental. So wrong; I'll be damned if I didn't cry at the end.
This is amazing from beginning to end. Excellent performances.
"I dreamed of you. I dreamed you were wandering in the dark, and so was I. We found each other. We found each other in the dark."
These are the 50 best movies of all time (in order)-- Not opinion, only fact. Feel free to distribute to…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!