Daniel Corleone's Movie Review of Cool Hand Luke

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Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/23/12

An entertaining mixture of human frailties and humor. A war veteran Lucas Jackson (Paul Newman) gets arrested and meets the leader of the prisoners Dragline (George Kennedy). Screenplay was effective and thought provoking with lines: "I got my mind right." and popular "What we've got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week. Which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it. And I don't like it any more than you men." The performances from the cast were just authentic. Soundtrack and direction were wonderful as well. It was interesting to see how the guards and prisoners thing at that point in time. An epic drama about death, friendship, unity, resourcefulness and never giving up were well exemplified throughout the film. Cool Hand Luke is not an ordinary prison flick, it deals with emotions, transformation and queries on life which is applicable in any era. For Shawshank Redemption fanatics, this one is a treat.

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