In 1946, a banker named Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convicted of a double murder, even though he stubbornly proclaims his innocence. He's sentenced to a life term at the Shawshank State Prison in M... read more
Directed by: Frank Darabont
Release Date: September 10, 1994
DVD Release Date: January 27, 1998
Stats: 70,730 reviews
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Im not intirely sure as to why this movie is so incredibly liked, yes its an okay movie and it has a good cast that do some good acting but its not really much there!
Maybe its good the first time you watch it as your unaware of where its going, however on the second go its no ...
April 20, 2012
The Shawshank Redemption demonstrates one of the reasons why I love watching movies, it is utterly inspirational. A gruelingly gritty film but remarkably the most visually and emotionally warm prison dra...
March 15, 2012
One of the greatest movies ever made. It has memorable characters, great drama and is one of the (if not) best prison movies. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman at their best. A true classic. If you haven't seen it, I recommend you go watch it as soon as possible!
December 31, 2011
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Saw it again! What can I say? Perfect film as they come. Tremendous performances by Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. This movie even though did not win a single Oscar was nominated for 7 and probably would have been the favorite one to win Best ...
December 29, 2011
The Shawshank Redemption is one of the most deep, incredible, inspiring, and beautiful films ever made, I cannot watch this movie without a pure smile on my face from the greatness and genius of this film. After being convicted of murdering his wife, something he denies, smart a...
October 28, 2011
Question of the day: Why did this film lose to FORREST GUMP for the 1994 Best Picture Oscar? Okay, Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis admittedly did a phenomenal job with GUMP, but THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is, with no doubt, nothing short of an unforgettable masterpiece.
October 26, 2011
Timeless classic and doesn't have to brag itself to be known as the most riveting drama of all time, a brilliant main role combination of Freeman and Robbins, exceptionally finished.
September 20, 2011
I'd forgotten how stupendous this was. A truly unique experience like no other, with fantastic performances from Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, and the spectacular Tim Robbins, in his career defining role. Frank Darabont's best film by far, and one of the best films in cinematic mys...
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