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Film REVIEW: The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - ★★★★★

Director: Frank Darabont

Writer: Frank Darabont

based on: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, James Whitmore.

Genre: Drama

Themes: Prison, Based on the Works of Stephen King, Escape from Prison

Over the course of several years, two convicts form a friendship, seeking consolation and, eventually, redemption through basic compassion.

While The Shawshank Redemption received critical acclaim on its release—particularly for its story, the performances of Robbins and Freeman, Newman's score, Darabont's direction and screenplay and the cinematography—the film was a box-office disappointment, earning only $16 million during its initial theatrical run.


Daniel - ★★★★★

"This was an amazing film and probably my favourite ever made.

The acting was amazing, the story was perfect and my favourite character was red because he was portrayed very well by Morgan Freeman.

Overall this was an amazing film that I could recommend to anyone ever"

Have you seen it?


Like this? Try these!....

  1. The Dark Knight (2008) - #70 - ★★★★★

  2. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - #125 - ★★★★

  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - #190 - ★★★★

  4. Batman Begins (2005) - #400 - ★★★★

  5. The Prestige (2006) - #498 - ★★★

  6. Stand by Me (1986) - #511 - ★★★

  7. Catch Me If You Can (2002) - #565 - ★★★

  8. Green Lantern (2011) - n/a

  9. Secret Window (2004) - n/a

  10. Murder on the Orient Express (2017) - n/a

Morgan Freeman is excellent as always in The Dark Knight trilogy whilst Tim Robbins and Clancy Brown co-starred again in a less successful superhero movie, Green Lantern. For more top qaulity movies of redemption there's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Catch Me If You Can. There's an excellent twist in The Prestige which has a similar vibe. More Stephen King adaptations can be seen with Stand by Me and Secret Window and Murder on the Orient Express is another tale of wrong convictions.

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