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The Shawshank Redemption, 1994

The Shawshank Redemption
Directed by: Frank Darabont
Written by: Frank Darabont
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  142 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of The Shawshank Redemption is contemplative, captivating, and touching. The plot centers around prison life, a false accusation, and redemption. It is a drama and period movie. Stylistically, The Shawshank Redemption is talky. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It takes place, at least partly, in a prison. The Shawshank Redemption is set in the USA. It happens in the 1950s and in the 1960s. It is derived from a short story. The Shawshank Redemption is known for being a modern classic, essential viewing, and critically acclaimed. Note that it includes mild violent content and profanity.

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption


In writer-director Frank Darabont's THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced... more


Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 14 October 1994
Runtime: 142 min

Cast and Crew

Tim Robbins Tim Robbins As Andy Dufresne
Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman As Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
Clancy Brown Clancy Brown As Captain Hadley
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It's the no-bull performances that hold back the flood of banalities. Robbins and Freeman connect with the bruised souls of Andy and Red to create something undeniably powerful and moving.
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Some of "The Shawshank Redemption'' comes across as outrageously improbable. Yet the film keeps pulling you back with its sense of striving humanity slowly turning the tables against evil.
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Really enjoyed it.
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Great movie..
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Best movie ever made. The actors were perfect, the story line was epic. This is one of those "never miss" type of movies.
15.November.2014 |  by: kados14
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Touches on themes such as innocence, redemption, fear, and crime very well. the acting is superb, and the plot is great.
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Saying this movie is amazing would be and understatement.
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This is literally the best movie I have ever seen. It's full of every human emotion and packed with twists and turns. Everyone should see this film once in their lifetime.
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powerful stuff
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best movie ever!!!!!!!!
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favorite movie all time
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GREAT GREAT GREAT Maybe one of the best prison dramas out there
This films is really just great. Amazing actually, but the end kind of ruins it. It's just to hollywood. Sorry, yes, a bit of a spoiler I guess but yea, the end is to hollywood. But all the rest is just amazing. I would have given it 9/10 or even...
07.May.2011 |  by: adventerer
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One of the greatest movies of all time, and I honestly believe that will be the answer of anyone you speak to who has had the pleasure of seeing it. An excruciatingly sad film with the happiest of endings. When I first saw this movie in the early...
28.October.2010 |  by: mikep
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I hope they keep making increadable movies likes this one. I hope I live a long time, and can enjoy them. I hope Morgan Freeman lives forever. I Hope.
26.July.2010 |  by: Philip V. szuszitzky
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right up there at the top of my list
one of my favourites! Its all about narative!
02.April.2010 |  by: weetbix
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Very inspiring and captivating film. There will be few surprises in it for anyone familiar with many of the classic prison films (Brute Force, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, Escape From Alcatraz, Papillon, Longest Yard, etc.), owing to the fact...
21.March.2009 |  by: coolerking
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Stephen King did it again (he wrote the book). Like "The Green Mile" this movie is heartwarming and human. The characters are very likable and their transition from stereotypes to deep characters is fun to watch. Fun fact: I don't know anybody who...
21.March.2009 |  by: Carlos Mal
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Simply the best movie ever made. The story follows the undying spirit of Andy who is incarcerated after being convicted of murdering his wife. Very true to the Stephen King novel, but less graphic.
19.March.2009 |  by: jedipunk
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Save Shawshank
This movie was easily one of the years best, winning a slew of oscars and other awards. Hanks was flawless in his acting and morgan freeman wasn't too bad himself. A read heartthrob story that will bring tears to anyones eyes. 10/10!
20.October.2008 |  by: Rozlyn Wallner
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This movie is great. When a man gets falsely accused of his wife's murder, he has to face life in prison. He facing this life bravely and develops a deep friendship with one of his cell mates who helps him escape and begin a new life. This movie is...
07.October.2008 |  by: bradperez
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Best Movie I have ever seen!
This movie encompasses friendship, faith and compassion. Initially I was not interested in seeing it at all. As the story slowly unfolded, it left me riveted. The story of a man who is falsely accused of murdering his wife and the life-altering...
04.August.2008 |  by: kobiratch
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if you haven't seen this movie, go watch it now!!
My favorite film ever. A guy is accused of killing his wife. He is sent to jail and there he has to try and prove his innocence, while also avoiding being raped or killed in prison. Tough and a must see!!
29.July.2008 |  by: michellefoxy
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