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Written on: 25/06/2015 by isakjohannesson (1 review written)
I had heard a lot of good things about The Shawshank Redemtion before watching it for the first time, so I had quite high expectations sitting through the film. Even so, I was still taken by surprise by just how brilliant it was. The Shawshank Redemption is a crime and drama film which focuses on a young banker named Andy Dufresne. Andy's life changes drastically when he is convicted and sentenced for the murder of his wife and her lover. He's sent to Shawshank Prison for life as a… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/05/2010 by kitty mk (55 reviews written)
great movie!! not a single boring bit! really intense movie though, not to watch if you just want to watch something brainless to pass the time with… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/05/2009 by tractor lad (28 reviews written)
The Shawshank Redemption is one of my favourite films. I haven't yet watched Shawshank and not cried at the end, I love this film, I find it very refreshing… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/03/2009
The Shawshank Redemption is one of my fav movies, the best ive seen.
definitly deserves 4 stars. should have won more academy awards though. great drama, excellent background info. is present. the beginning midle and end were well connected. probably the best movie ive seen in my life… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/02/2009 by xam27 (12 reviews written)
The Shawshank Redemption is not one of the greatest films ever made, as many seem to think. But it is very good. Adapted from an above-average novella by Stephen King (Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, found as part of Different Seasons), the script adds to the story in intelligent ways. Tim Robbins has been better, but he's a fine actor, and he does a very good job here. Morgan Freeman sticks to his usual persona, but, for once, actively improves the film, as his typical performance… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/01/2009 by Glover4Prez (23 reviews written)
The Shawshank Redemption film is an adaptaion from the Stephen King short story- Rita Heyworth and the Shawshank Redemption. This film tells the story of a young banker named Andy Dufresne who was convicted of killing his wife and her cheating lover and was sentenced to 2 life sentences back to back at Shawshank Prison. Over the years, he befriends an irish african american named Ellis Boyd Redding but everyone calls him just plain "Red". Soon the Warden then asks him to help him with his… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/12/2008
This film is excellent. The human integrity, struggle and passion is so great that this film will tug at you heartstrings, make you laugh, cry, and beg for more… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/08/2006 by Lee2008 (27 reviews written)
Adapted from a short story by Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption tells the tale of the friendship between two convicts serving life sentences. This film is one of the few Stephen King adaptations to go mainstream and not contain any supernatural occurances. It is also brilliantly narrated by Morgan Freeman through-out.
Writer and director Frank Darabont draws out strong and intense performances from Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbens. Red (Freeman) sees hope as a dangerous thing that can drive… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/11/2005 by timbo (10 reviews written)
The Shawshank Redemption is by far, the best film I have ever seen. The basic plot is about a man who is imprisoned for the murder of his wife that he did not commit. He is sent to Shawshank Prison where most of the rest of the story takes place. I don't want to spoil the film by saying anymore about it but believe me, it is a great film.
I enjoyed it the most because it was original, there have been many films about prison life and false accusations, but not like The Shawshank Redemption… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/04/2005 by MarkysBabe1987 (29 reviews written)
I first saw The Shawshank Redemption 2 years ago and it became one of my all time favourite films. It is one of those films that takes your breath away and one of the films where you truely feel like you know the characters. I recommend this film to everybody… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/11/2002 by Huxley. (1 review written)
The Shawshank Redemption is a story about a man falsely convicted of murdering his wife. Placed in prison on a 30 year sentence you see how he copes (with the aid of his confidante and friend (Red)) with all that prison has to throw at him. This is a story about hope and not giving up and in this genre is the best I have ever seen.
If you have not seen this movie you are truly missing out.
The performances by Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman are immense and both deserved oscars and more. But… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/01/2002 by Amazon Customer. (1 review written)
I first saw The Shawshank Redemption in 1996 and it blew me away. The film has a captivating story that you just cant turn away from. Not to mention a cast who have given their all in the film, none more so than the eclectic Morgan Freeman, who gives a stunning performance as institutionalised inmate Red. With his role also being the narrator of the film it is Freeman who truly makes the film work. A stellar performance by Tim Robbins compesates Freemans and the two strike up and on-screen… Read Full Review