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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.
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…
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.
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.
We think of this place like an intensive care ward of a hospital." So says Paul Edgecomb, who is in charge of Death Row in a Louisiana penitentiary during the Depression. Paul (Tom Hanks) is a nice man, probably nicer than your average Louisiana Death Row guard, and his staff is competent and humane--all except for the loathsome Percy, whose aunt is married to the governor, and who could have any state job he wants, but likes it here because "he wants to see one cook up close." One day a new prisoner arrives. He is a gigantic black man, framed by the low-angle camera to loom over the guards and duck under doorways. This is John Coffey ("like the…
Once the movie gets going, it grabs you by the balls and never loses its grip.
'People hurt the ones they love. That's how it is all around the world.'
The time-jumping, very personal nature of Stephen King's novel makes The Green Mile a difficult target for adaptation. Almost all of it is integral to the plot, demanding an impressive runtime, and the frame narrative could be clumsy and ineffectual if not handled right. Frank Darabont, however, a King veteran having directed The Shawshank Redemption, gives the original text the respect it demands, and powerfully captures the high emotion and the eerie mysticism of the story.
Tom Hanks is strong as the affable but deeply conflicted Paul Edgecomb. His interactions with everyone from his prisoners to his wife are touching and he handles the supernatural elements…
Movies are in existence which are overwhelmingly endorsed by a wide general audience. "The Green Mile" (1999) is an adaption of Stephen King's eponymous novel by Frank Darabont. This movie is without a doubt one of these popular films. Thus, it occupies position 43 of IMDB's Top 250 list and takes its place alongside praised movies as for instance "The Pianist" (2002), "The Departed" (2006) or "Boyhood" (2014). A passing view of the critic's average rating (metascore) of this movie makes it seemingly disappear into a mass of mediocre movies of a kind that is released weekly without a sustainable footprint in film history. The same applies to IMDB's No. 1 "Shawshank Redemption" (1994) which was as well brought into…
heartwarming and sad story al mixed together in a well directed, well acted( especially Mr Jingles), overall very well done.
Tom Hanks does it again (an Oscar worthy performance) but i think Michael Clarke Duncan steals the show (even though this was before daredevil i still forgive him) and should win the Oscar. This is a touching, emotion all, entertaining experience that every body should watch at least once in there lives, mainly for the performance by there's a great plot here to, awesome stuff going on.
A sequel to the characters of The Shawshank Redemption, and this is a worthy sequel. However, The Green Mile is 3hrs long. But it's a 3hrs you'll be glad you spent in front of your T.V.
The story is told from Paul Edgecomb's (Hanks) point of view, and centres around Cold Mountain prison's death row during the depression. Edgecomb is a prison guard in charge of all the executions. But the combination of different inmates he encounters, John Kofe (Michael Clarke Duncan), a criminal who called himself Billy the Kid, and problems within his own ranks of Death Row guards make it a year he'll never forget.
This film will have you in tears by the end. Such a beautiful film.
Frank Darabont's follow-up to the 'Greatest Film of All Time' The Shawshank Redemptionis another Stephen King adaptation set in a prison, although this time death-row guard Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is the lead in this supernatural and elaborate story. With a strong cast of guards and inmates alike, The Green Mile has a strong emotional pull, but the drawn out and meandering plot makes the film simply too long to fully and consistently engage.
If I'd have known The Green Mile was a Stephen King adaptation prior to watching, the bizarre twist that comes early in the film wouldn't have seemed so ridiculous. This is a film filled with distinct and important plot points, and yet despite this there feels…
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