The Shawshank Redemption


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User Reviews

One of the best ever.
Jan 15, 2009
stellar92010 -
To think that this movie was hidden under the politically correct puker with Tom Hanks illustrates that a lot of the 'movie elite' are brain-dead. A+; Enough said.... Full review
The Greatest Movie Of All Time Sneaks Up On You
Jan 14, 2009
itvbewell -
Like the character Andy Dufresne, this movie never picked up steam until almost 1 year later. An why? Because we could not pronounce a title , or go see another prison break movie.As I said once out on video it became... Full review
Jan 13, 2009
jimizhot -
Definitely in my top ten of all time. There are few flaws in this one. Beautiful music. It's one of the most inspiring movies I've ever seen.... Full review
Top 3 Movie.. Can't get much better.
Jan 06, 2009
droeger_derek -
The story line throughout the entire movie is gripping and a mild thrill. I can't help but love Morgan Freeman in this movie. It is by far the best acting job I have ever seen in my entire life.... Full review
Change without Changing
Jan 05, 2009
necromacedarkwater -
Its always easier to thrash an aweful movie then to pay homage with a review of a movie that you felt was insightful, inspiring, painfull, words of praise that go on for a mile. All the while I watched shawshank unable... Full review
A MOVIE of a lifetime
Dec 30, 2008
kash_sizzler -
what else to say.never really thought that a movie could be so simple yet so beautiful. the movie scores in every department the acting,drama,back ground music,narration and etc.the best thing that i love abt the movie is its storytelling which is... Full review
Dec 15, 2008
disneyland_rules -
I am only 18 years old and just saw this movie for the first time, and I can pretty much guarantee that I will never forget it. I actually came across it half-way through on TV, decided that it was too... Full review
Dec 13, 2008
bronxboys2531 -
This film is rated the #1 movie on here for a reason. It delivers two amazing performances from one of my favorites Morgan freeman and Tim Robbins. I haven't gotten so attached to characters since probably "3:10 to Yuma" (2007). A... Full review
Best Movie of All Time?
Dec 02, 2008
jnels021 -
Can a story, acting, direction and visuals get as perfect as this movie? I have seen this movie eight times now and it never gets dull...and still makes me want to cry (at moments) get up and cheer (at others).... Full review
Nov 29, 2008
thegeorgiadawgs -
Wonderful film of hope and inspiration. It is a movie that you will see over and over again only to see it agian.... Full review

Critics Reviews

| Apr 13, 2009
What makes the movie so great is....the narrative does fit his style nicely.Shawshank Redemption is about a seemingly mild-mannered banker named Andy Dufresne, played by Tim Robbins..... ... Full Review
| Apr 13, 2009
"The Shawshank Redemption" (1994) is an uplifting and well-made film;....The score in Shawshank is uplifting and filled with hope..... ... Full Review
| Mar 18, 2009
what follows is two hours of great cinema.....Director Frank Darabont manages to stay faithful to the source material....Occasional twee moments barely detract from this classic, and the interesting extras really seal the deal..... ... Full Review
| Feb 07, 2009
the greatest giant ant movie ever made. Whitmore embodied the role of Brooks Hatlen in Frank Darabont's The Shawshank Redemption (1994) with rueful grace and heartfelt regret. ... Full Review
| Feb 06, 2009
E! Online
The veteran character actor, best known in his later years as Brooks, the prison librarian in The Shawshank Redemption , died Friday of lung cancer at his Malibu home, according to his son Steve Whitmore . Whitmore, a Tony Award winner in 1948 for his lead role in the World War II drama Command Decision (also his Broadway debut), didn't relegate himself to the theater world for long. ... Full Review


Writer-director Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption," "The Green Mile," "The Mist") says the rumor of an early 13-episode second season order for his AMC zombie series "The Walking Dead" is only a rumor. ... Full Article

If you were one of the lucky few to attend AMC's " The Walking Dead " panel at Comic-Con , you got to see the first-ever trailer for the upcoming television series based on Robert Kirkman's celebrated comic. ... Full Article

AMC has released the gripping trailer for the network's highly anticipated series, "The Walking Dead," and it's got us counting down the days to the show's Halloween premiere. ... Full Article

And the results make interesting, and occasionally baffling, reading. It may be no surprise to see malebonding prison epic The Shawshank Redemption in the list of 20 films compiled by the BBC Magazine. ... Full Article

Those of us who yearned for more action and excitement at Comic-Con after a drab Friday may have ended yesterday thinking that we should be careful what we wish for. ... Full Article

The producers of "The Walking Dead," AMC's new zombie series with special effects from F/X demigod and Comic-Con hero Greg Nicotero, spiced their convention panel Friday with the premiere of a five-minute promotional reel. ... Full Article

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