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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.
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.
maravilhoso. emocionante. mais uma história de Stephen King sendo muito bem adaptada para as telonas.
While not on par with the spectacle of The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile manages to hold its own fairly well. Darabont has this great knack for compiling Stephen King novels into something grand on-screen. While at its core, this one is no exception, one huge flaw holds it back. At just over 3 hours long, The Green Mile LONG overstays its welcome. It is about 2/3rds of the way through that things start slogging a bit. My reaction on checking the time on my blu ray player was, "Two hours? Must be almost over." then my jaw dropping when I saw it was 3 hours long. The Green Mile doesn't FEEL 3 hours long, but it does feel like a long 2 hour movie. Should have been trimmed.
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Well that was quite possibly the exact opposite of what I was expecting. Despite The Green Mile being roughly 15 years old I had no idea what it was about. I knew it was about a man on death row and a prison guard but that's about it. So when things started unfolding I was more than surprised.
Truthfully, all of that spiritual stuff didn't work for me one bit. All of it seemed incredibly out place--maybe that's the point--and I couldn't really get on board with it. I don't mind religious symbolism, allusions, etc. but this was full fledged magical powers and stuff--not my cup of tea.
I was, however, more interested in…
Doesn't live up to the Shawshank's level of cinema, but it's a fucking great film. Thrilling isn't a word that can describe this film.
Should have been the Oscar winner for Best Picture in 1999. Hiway robbery!
This movie annoys me. Particularly because no one else notices how camp this movie is.
One of the best things about this school is always having someone to watch potentially creepy movies with
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- The Shawshank Redemption
- Pulp Fiction
- Schindler's List
- Fight Club
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- The Big Lebowski
1. PULP FICTION (1994) by Quentin Tarantino
IMDb: 9.0 | RT: 94% || Points: 3405 | Peak: #1 (27x) |…