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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.
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.
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.
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…
"Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'." - Red
There. I watched it. I am now a free man. It was good. Great. Excellent, in fact. Still over-rated, but could it be anything else? My heart lies firmly with Pulp Fiction and no amount of "Oh, it's the greatest film ever 'cause IMDB says so!" could make it anything other than a disappointment. But I've been disappointed far more violently than this.
All the critical acclaim I can see is to do with the feel-good nature of the film, and it has this in shed-loads. Good guys find redemption, bad guys get owned and Morgan Freeman is sympathetically wrinkly. In fact, it isn't just a feel-good film, it's a feel-freakin'…
There are some films that you cannot wait to see. Some have your favorite actors or a director you admire greatly as the spur to draw you in so that anticipation of watching something extraordinary becomes paramount. Sometimes however a film gets such a groundswell of rave reviews or a box office bonanza that it initially puts you off. Avatar was just such a film for me but occasionally the hype that surrounds certain films, old and new, can have a negative effect. The Shawshank Redemption is regarded in the same vein as the likes of The Godfather as one of the greatest movies of all time, and just like Pulp Fiction for whatever reason it's taken me twenty years…
I'm having a hard time separating my opinion of this from my mother's. I don't really like prison movies. My mother, however, will watch any part of this that she flips past on TV.
I'm just not sure. I have a really hard time being the yelling movie jerk that will actually tell someone they are 'wrong' about a movie. You can't be wrong about a movie. That is just crazy talk.
i'm not a great movie reviewer...so i won't pretend to be. but this movie has stuck with me forever since i watched it. everything i look for in a movie set in the past.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The Shawshank redemption review
I often don’t burden myself with watching the films that are considered to be the greatest films of all time. Mind you I have watched “The Godfather” and “Citizen Kane” and all that good stuff, but none of these and nothing else comes anywhere close to the “Shawshank redemption” in my opinion. The film was released in 1994 to a disappointing box office return. Making back little more than half its budget. The film received a lot of attention from the academy awards, being nominated for seven Oscars. Including best picture. When it was released on home video, more and more people saw the film. Since then, it has been widely regarded as one of the…
A movie I try to watch at least every year, absolutely wonderful. Would struggle to disagree with those who claim this prison drama is the greatest movie of all time. Hard in places contrasting with times of extreme highs, this Stephen King adaptation is incredible, a must watch.
It was tragic, it was wonderful, I loved it.
Probably the best film ever created. The cast was perfect for every role, portraying accurate and thrilling characteristics to the different members. Tim Robbins having a complete natural connection to his character that made his performance almost faultless. Morgan Freeman playing the ever faithful narrator, and the audiences link to the film. He also had an awarding piece, leaving us gripping onto his every word.
With emotional, motivational and inspiration story lines, film quotes and unforgettable performances, this film is not possible of possessing an ounce of disappointment.
Um filme com um final surpreendente.
"Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."
WICKED. REAL, FRIGGIN WICKED. This movie is on top position on best 250 imdb and now I know why. Maybe none of these-days-movies could ever stand beside this movie when we're talking about hope. I got some points where I felt really jumpy waiting for the punch scenes aside from prison routines and Andy's ship-shaped belief on hope, and bloody hell, its' 9.3 rating is not just a mere number.
Old but all-time terrifyingly great movie, I suppose.
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