The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption 1994

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

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Kevin wrote:

Very, very good movie. It's ranked #1 on IMDB (though I wouldn't put it that high) and Morgan Freeman's performance is just perfect. Excellent and a very moving story (written by Stephen King) that sounds realistic (but isn't). Another good surprise was 24's Ethan playing the warden. If you liked The Green Mile, WatchThis, it's even better!

Warren wrote:

I've finally managed to watch the best movie of all time according to IMDb. I totally agree with Kevin's comment, it's really good, but #1, seriously?

Something I really dislike in stories about hope or bravery is how they picture people to be either good or evil. That's not really surprising because it's part of the American culture, but still, that wouldn't bite to temper a bit the status of angel the hero is given.

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