The Shawshank Redemption details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||James Whitmore, Morgan Freeman, Mark Rolston, James Whitmore Jr., Gil Bellows, Tim Robbins, William Sadler, James Whit, Robert Gunton|
|Genre:||Drama - Political, Television|
|Studio:||ITV STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 must-see movies, Our Favourites, Top Must See Movies|
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption - Bonus Discs
|Run time:||2 hours 16 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Sep 2003|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Special Anniversary edition of the now classic prison movie, consistently ranked as one of the top 10 of all time.
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Is this the greatest movie ever made?By a customer from Poole , 20 Sep 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]An all time classic. If you haven?t seen this movie yet, ensure that it is top of your list. It tells the story of wrongly accused murderer, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), and his story of survival inside a maximum security prison, aided by his friendship with 'the only guilty man inside Shawshank', Ellis 'Red' Reddings (Morgan Freeman). Along the way it branches into at least six different side stories that, halfway through the movie, while still entertained, one wonders what they have to do with the plot. The answer is everything, as becomes apparent by the end.
I won't bore you with details of the individual craftsmanship that went into this movie, but I will advise anyone who has not seen it to see it, and as soon as possible. Keep watching until the end, and there is no possible way you can be disappointed. It is absolutely masterly directed by Frank Darabont, and while I thought that his other Stephen King-based film, The Green Mile, was fairly slow and self-indulgent, this isn't. It is drawn out and long, but absolutely impeccable and amazingly inspirational. It delivers the message that even in the face of abject adversity, hope will always prevail. This message was recently hammed up quite terribly in 'The Two Towers', but in The Shawshank Redemption, just one very simple quote sums it up: 'Hope is a good thing. Possibly the best thing. And no good thing ever dies'
This is one for the ages. I cannot imagine that the uplifting effect of this movie will ever die. There is no possible way it could be better. The only possible reason I can think of for not liking or being inspired by this movie is that you just don't want to. There are no two ways about it. Even after nine years, this holds strong as an absolute masterpiece of film-making, and a staggering achievement.
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Greatest Film Ever Made By Far!!!By Darth_Tribal (1 review) , 18 May 2013Absolutley the best movie of all time as far as I'm concerned! Sadly nothing can describe the power behind it though. The story, the script, the acting, the score (which adds to the feel and atmoshphere like you wouldn't believe) are all top notch. In fact screw writing this review I'm going to just watch it again.
Shawshank brilianceBy topbizniz (14 reviews) from London , 16 May 2013This is an excellent film. You wouldn't necessarily associate this kind of drama with Stephen King, however when you see some of the darker elements of the psychology of prison life you can see his influence. Gritty drama but well worth the watch
Pure excellenceBy Brilliance (16 reviews) , 09 May 2013You will not see a better movie in your life. This has been the best movie of all time. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman act greatly as their characters. It has the greatest story line out of any film I have seen. You just WILL love this film.
ONE OF MY FAVE FILMS,MORGAN FREEMAN IS EXCELLENT!!!By bollynickers (8 reviews) from northolt , 23 Apr 2013Only watched this film out of boredom a few years ago when my husband went to bed with flu. UTTELY HOOKED Morgan Freeman is amazing!!!
No question, one of the greatest film ever madeBy a customer , 03 Apr 2013I have gave it 5 stars !! It was absolutely mind blowing, as always great acting by Morgan freeman, and a performance of a life time by tim robins, they were both perfect for the part and you just couldn't take your eyes of the screen as it was just brilliant, and a spectacular ending to one of the greatest films ever made. Anyone who is reading this and hasn't seen it have to watch it very soon
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