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The Shawshank Redemption
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The Shawshank Redemption 1994

From Amazon: When this popular prison drama was released in 1994, some critics complained that the movie was too long (142 minutes) to sustain its story. Those complaints miss the point, because the passage of time is crucial to this story about patience, the squeaky wheels of justice, and the growth of a life-long friendship. Only when the film reaches its final, emotionally satisfying scene do you fully understand why writer-director Frank Darabont (adapting a novella by Stephen King) allows the story to unfold at its necessary pace, and the effect is dramatically rewarding. Tim Robbins plays a banker named Andy who's sent to Shawshank Prison on a...

Directed By:
No image existsFrank Darabont
Written By:
No image existsFrank Darabont
Tim RobbinsTim Robbins
Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman
No image existsBob Gunton
No image existsWilliam Sadler
No image existsClancy Brown
No image existsMark Rolston
No image existsGil Bellows
No image existsJames Whitmore

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The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review by Daniel (8/11/2009)

Gave it a lot of thought but put all stars in this one because I always have a problem with movie section in reveiwing a movie there wont be in this one well acted,well directed and im not big on poetry but the whole film is an act of beautiful poetry with excellent plot and the importance of the rita hayworth poster is...

(complete The Shawshank Redemption review by Daniel)

The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review by Jarrod (7/23/2007)

'The Shawshank Redemption' is a movie about hope, and the will to survive, two things that can make a man endure the most terrible of hardships, and cling stubbornly to even the slightest promise of escape from his torment.

In this case, hope is what drives Andy Dufresne (Robbins), a mild-mannered banker accused of...

(complete The Shawshank Redemption review by Jarrod)

The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review by David Hurlbert (5/23/2006)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) is a remarkable and powerful movie based on a short story by Stephen King (Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption). This film has an incredible storyline full of beauty, tragedy, fear, comedy, and hope.

Directed and written by Frank Darabont, the man that brought us such movie favorites as...

(complete The Shawshank Redemption review by David Hurlbert)

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