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The Shawshank Redemption

(DVD - 2004 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Shawshank Redemption


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City banker Andy Dufresne arrives at Shawshank Prison in 1947, convicted of two brutal murders, doing a double life sentence. Within the confines of the prison, Andy forms an unlikely friendship with the prison "fixer" Red. He also becomes popular with the Warden and the prison's guards, as Andy is able to use his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amass personal fortunes. But for an inmate, all that counts inside prison is its own society--who is strong, who is not--and the measured passage of time, during which Andy finds that survival comes down to a simple choice: get busy living or get busy dying.
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; Castle Rock Entertainment presents ; screenplay by Frank Darabont ; produced by Niki Marvin ; directed by Frank Darabont
Title: The Shawshank redemption
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Distributed by Warner Home Video,, c2004
Edition: Special 10th anniversary ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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For me this is the best movie.

Report This Jan 11, 2014
  • markruelle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a movie with universal appeal. Nearly everyone will take something positive away depending on their personal perspective. For a Catholic perspective, the following commentary by Fr. Robert Barron, I find particularly interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp7Fvia3aMg

Absolutely the BEST prison/escape movie of all-time. Hands down!!!

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  • laustcawz rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

All the people who adore this film should see 1979's "Escape From Alcatraz" (noting that it's based on a true story) & see how many similarities there are to "Shawshank", which is based on a book that King wrote a few years after "Alcatraz" had been released.

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  • Cyborg_Kid rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Exceptional movie definitely worth watching. Morgan Freeman's performance is absolutely incredible.

This movie was created in a way that made it real, made it seem like it could have happened and therefore made it all the more terrifying, heartwrenching and intruiging. A movie that leaves you with a bittersweet smile and hopeful smile. A very good very sad movie.

Report This Sep 23, 2011
  • Ciresica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely loved this classic. Very sad until things start to turn out well, but amazing message and theme.

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  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best films ever made.

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  • 22950004720181 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of those classics you must view every 5 years or so.

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  • alirezaalireza rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

you have to see this movie , it can change every thing ...........

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  • Ciresica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ciresica thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • Ciresica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Andy Dufresne, a brilliant lawyer, is accused of meurdering his wife. He is sent to the Shawshank Prison, and must endure the violence and terrible things happening in there.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

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  • cali_kiwi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This dramatic endearing movie will appeal to a wide audience. The tale of a man wrongly accused and imprisoned this movie follows the path of a man seeking his redemption. While his struggles to find a place in Shawshank prison, and his efforts to escape are clever and engrossing, it is friendship that is at the heart of this story. Highly recommended.

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: These scenes are riddled throughout the movie so they are not isolated to simply one section. Be warned.

Violence: mild but intense

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  • Ciresica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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  • Ciresica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The man likes to play chess; Let's get him some rocks.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Andy Dufresne: What about you? What are you in here for? Red: Murder, same as you. Andy Dufresne: Innocent? Red: [shakes his head] Only guilty man in Shawshank.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Red: [narrating] The first night's the toughest, no doubt about it. They march you in naked as the day you were born, skin burning and half blind from that delousing shit they throw on you, and when they put you in that cell... and those bars slam home... that's when you know it's for real. A whole life blown away in the blink of an eye. Nothing left but all the time in the world to think about it.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Red: [narrating] I wish I could tell you that Andy fought the good fight, and the Sisters let him be. I wish I could tell you that - but prison is no fairy-tale world. He never said who did it, but we all knew. Things went on like that for awhile - prison life consists of routine, and then more routine. Every so often, Andy would show up with fresh bruises. The Sisters kept at him - sometimes he was able to fight 'em off, sometimes not. And that's how it went for Andy - that was his routine. I do believe those first two years were the worst for him, and I also believe that if things had gone on that way, this place would have got the best of him.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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