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The Shawshank Redemption
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.
If you ever feel down,
If you ever feel like giving up,
If you ever feel like nothing is gonna workout,
If you ever feel hopeless,
If you ever feel like dying,
Watch this film. It is a miraculous medicine. It is a wonderful movie.
Shawshank may not be THE best film ever made, but is certainly one of them.
One of the most impressive King adaptations, and shows the entire cast at their greatest.
It expresses the need for friendship, bravery, hope, and above all - freedom.
Out of the three heavyweights released in 1994, The Shawshank Redemption was the one that ended up bearing the maximum brunt. First commercially by failing to recover its budget for it debuted in theatres together with one of cinema's greatest watershed events; Pulp Fiction. And then at Academy Awards where it was nominated for seven Oscars yet failed to win any, thanks to the sweeping show by the critics’ darling, Forrest Gump.
But life ever since has been very kind to this film, and both critics & viewers have embraced its uplifting story of hope & friendship with remarkable amount of respect, love & kindness. Today, The Shawshank Redemption enjoys a position that’s arguably even higher than the two classics which eclipsed it…
best movie of all time
what a time to be alive
My eleventh viewing. I just can't help but finish this when it's on.
This is nostalgic simplicity with pure, cinematic storytelling. It also has Freeman's career best performance, enhanced by his beautiful voice from a time before it became a trademark.
Easy to hate for its popular status. Easier to love for its qualities.
And boy do I love it.
Film #51 of Project 90
”Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.”
Why The Shawshank Redemption is such a popular movie? It is well-made and well-paced, Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman are perfect in their roles and Frank Darabont’s ability of narrating the story without hiccups and his charming way of using multiple supporting characters to add more depth to the story of his two protagonists make the experience enjoyable and rewarding. But can a movie reach the success of Shawshank only by being cinematically perfect? There should be some kind of an explanation for its matchless popularity, but first you need to pick a keyword and then form…
Believe it or not this was a first time watch for me. I always ended up catching the start or middle on TV and never finishing it....but not tonight.
This is truly beautiful and touching. Freeman as the narrator of this tale is remarkable and captures the harsh reality of prison life and that reformation isn't always quite what it seems.
And what a lovely ending. It's nice when a story goes well :,).
No.1 on IMDB and it didn't disappoint at all.
An inspirational, beautifully shot, and powerful but entertaining film. One of the greatest of all time.
If going to Shawshank prison means I stop aging then sign me up!
good fairy tale lol
orange is the new black is awesome
Watching this for class just reminded me how fantastic this movie is. Still effective to this day. Robbins and Freeman are both fantastic, and the movie is wonderfully told by Frank Darabont. This is a man who knows how to operate a camera, constantly choosing the right times to show something and not to show something. This film is #1 on the IMDB Top 250, and that kind of makes me happy. It truly is a classic.
I'm giving this one a: 10/10
Pretty memorable and sometimes predictable, Shawshank really strikes you at the core with a slice of life look at the jail mates, guards and dark situations they run into. Freeman does a swell job for narration purposes—Quintessential.
Fun Fact: Always thought this was a horror film, haha.
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