The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • Time: 142 min
  • Genre: Crime | Drama
  • Director: Frank Darabont
  • Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton

Storyline:

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.

2 reviews

  • One of my favorite movies ever! Fantastic story with excellent performances by Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman!
    If you haven’t seen this movie, run to the dvd-store! A masterpiece!

  • Sandcooler

    There’s nothing in life more meaningful than endlessly talking about movies, and there’s no discussion as entertaining as fighting over which was the best year for films. I always go for 1994, mainly because it produced three movies that are truly unique and show up in every best of list you can imagine. I mean, it’s pretty tough to find a person that doesn’t have either “Forrest Gump”, “Pulp Fiction” or “The Shawshank Redemption” in their personal top ten. While the first two movies still have a considerable group of opponents (to some people “Forrest Gump” is too much of a tearjerker, while “Pulp Fiction” apparently glorifies violence too much), “The Shawshank Redemption” is one of those movies nobody can really dislike. It’s a movie that goes beyond matters of taste, the story, writing and acting are so undeniably good that it’s tough to come up with a counterargument. Writer/director Frank Darabont is also a fantastic dialogue writer, particularly when it comes to bit characters. You can also see this in the somewhat inferior “The Green Mile”, characters who only have one or two lines say the perfect line on the perfect moment. The amazing performances by Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman do the rest. The best movie ever made? It’s definitely up there.

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