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The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Movie Information

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3.55/4

# of Ratings:

1820

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

09/23/1994

Director:

Frank Darabont

Actors:

Tim Robbins
Morgan Freeman
Bob Gunton
William Sadler
Clancy Brown
Gil Bellows

 

 

 

 

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A young banker named Andy, has his life changed rapidly when he is convicted of the murder of his wife and lover, and sentenced to life in prison. As the story unfolds, Andy shows that he is a not a typical prisoner. With the help of his friend Redd, Andy makes the most of his prison life. The film takes place in the 1940's.

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Matthew Brady 07/20/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The film is about a young banker named Andy, has his life changed rapidly when he is convicted of the murder of his wife and lover, and sentenced to life in prison. As the story unfolds, Andy shows that he is a not a typical prisoner. With the help of his friend Redd, Andy makes the most of his prison life. The film takes place in the 1940's. The shawshank redemption is fantastic classic movie with remediable characters and a strong story.

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Bhavik 06/07/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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Must watch . Really deserves first spot .

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Elshad 01/05/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME. I really enjoyed watching every single minute. In this movie there're a lot of things to learn, friendship and enmity, love and hatred and etc. Best of all this movie is all about HOPE and that with hope every single person can achieve something, with hope she or he can live on and struggle for survival. Andy was the best personage in this movie and through him I've learnt a lot of think. Thanks for such an amazing movie. I'll watch it again and again!!!!

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  Jose
Jose
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11/23/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The best with some of the worst

Itīs really easy to understand why this movie is so loved by people, itīs got a terribly beautiful story with some of the most pretty quotes and a lot of astonishing scenes, but in my case, I donīt find as great as the whole rest. Itīs true, the story is really beautiful, about two guys and a prison and how do they pass the time inside of it, but, whereīs the great actuation? I mean, Tim Robbins doesnīt acts really good, for being true, nothing, and Freeman only smiles ans helps him in more nothing. This movie is just saved bu the story, I cried, 2 times, but that doesnīt means I loved it, for me, story matters, but a great actuation and an excellent cinematography completes what a movie really is, and this movie needs better cinematography and a lot of better actuation.
But, basically, ...

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  Gabe
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11/19/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Overrated

Perhaps a slightly overrated film, it's certainly not the best film ever made, as this site and others on the internet claim, but it is great. It was released in 1994, the year of Gump, a film that over time has lost its luster and Pulp Fiction. Pulp Fiction is my personal favorite film, but it was also the one that pushed boundaries. Gump, technologically was superior, although you watch it now and it looks quaint. And Shawshank, as far as I'm concerned is just another movie. Yes, it has a great script and even better acting. But, we've seen films with good acting, directing...etc. Fiction pushed the envelope, it moved the needle. Every film that came after wanted to be the next Pulp Fiction. So, why does Shawshank continue to be number one on sites like this one? I have two re...

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3.5/4 

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  Josh
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01/01/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things.

Shawshank is unique in the genre and unlocked a new potential for moviemakers to break the inherent confines of a prison picture. So why is Shawshank so popular and tops many best movie lists? Not hard to figure out. The entertainment value is high and our empathy is heightened for Andy and Red. It is deeper than most films; about continuity in a lifetime, based on friendship and hope. Interesting that although the hero of the film is the convicted former banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), the action is never seen from his point of view. We move, permanently, to a point of view representing the prison population and particularly Ellis 'Red' Redding (Morgan Freeman). From Andy's arrival on the prison bus to the film's end, we see only how others see him - Red, who becomes his best friend,...

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