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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 genre-defining classics 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…
best movie of all time
what a time to be alive
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…
It's been about five years since I watched The Shawshank Redemption and what strikes me most about it is how restrained the story telling is. Some have said it drags, especially the second half, but I can't really see where the seconds could be shaved off. I want a story that takes its time. The action and the pacing is in their faces, in the minds of these men, watching them cope with their incarceration and what it does to a man. Just like for Andy and Red, time moves slowly, but meaningfully.
I think the brilliance of the film has to be due to the wonderful performances from Tim Robbins and, especially, Morgan Freeman. The voice over might seem…
Best movie of all time!
A few years ago, I was taking some ridiculous buzzfeed esque test and one of the questions was picking a movie I would like to watch with Jesus. I'd never seen any of the film choices that were there, so I chose Shawshank. Now that I've actually seen this, that is an even more enticing idea.
Oh, and I love the soundtrack. Amazing.
Every college football player's second-favorite movie.
Usually when I watch a film I pay attention to the editing, cinematography, and film making. From beginning to end I was completely entranced by this hauntingly beautiful film, I never felt the need to analyze everything. The story, dialogue, and character development was completely spot on. The story is horrifying, could you imagine becoming institutionalized? Fearing leaving a terrible place like Shawshank. I hope to strive and be like Andy, instead of Brooks. Wish I had watched this classic sooner.
They should have kissed at the end.
Don't be an idiot who holds off on this movie for years like I did, watch it now! You won't regret it. Except if you hate crying. Then you'll really regret it.
A decently made and enjoyable prison yarn, that's held in too high regard. The film is Spielberg-ian in its clever audience manipulation, it pushes all the "right" narrative buttons, has that over-the-top swell of an orchestral score that cues all the emotions when necessary. The two main leads are very good, but this ain't a masterpiece that so many people view it as. At least it's, like, my opinion, man
The more I watch the less I really like this film. It is a very good film, but it is also steered by the obvious pathétique and too constructed and controlled storyline.
absolute best film I have ever seen
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