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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.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2004
Edition: Special 10th anniversary ed
ISBN: 0780645677
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE S
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Dec 18, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a 1994 epic American drama written and directed by Frank Darabont.
Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Prison for the murder of his wife and her lover despite his claims of innocence.
During his time at the prison, he befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding, and finds himself protected by the guards after the warden begins using him in his money laundering operation.
I think this is one of the greatest movies, in which you could feel, as if in realty, that maintaining one's feeling of self-worth is quite important even when placed in a hopeless position.
This film clearly shows how you can be free, even in prison, or unfree, even in freedom, based on one's outlook on life.

Nov 15, 2014
  • forever_ice17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely wonderful.

Oct 03, 2014
  • Atticus14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is a modern day classic. The storyline, the acting, all are top notch. It was also filmed in Ohio. Mansfield, to be exact. A must see.

Sep 11, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Terrific story and acting, possibly my favourite Stephen King story and movie.

Jul 21, 2014
  • Monuu rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Love this movie. The cast is great especially the main two; Morgan Freeman (love him) and Tim Robbins. The plot is good. The choice of the decade was also a good idea so you could see the transition of America. I've seen it a few times and the more I watch it the more I like it.

Jun 10, 2014
  • Kelly196 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Arguably, one of the very best movies ever made. An amazing performance from both Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins. This is one movie that never gets boring regardless how many times you watch it. "Get busy living or get busy dying"... Highly recommend.

For me this is the best movie.

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!!!

Aug 08, 2013
  • 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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Sep 20, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Loads, I mean, loads of vulgar and foul language. But then, it's a film with prison inmates...what would you expect?

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

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

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Jun 09, 2014
  • Kelly196 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Red: Get busy living or get busy dying...

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

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

Mar 27, 2011
  • 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.

Mar 27, 2011
  • 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.

Mar 27, 2011
  • 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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Sep 20, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

7Liberty7 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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

Ciresica thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 23, 2011
  • 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.

Mar 27, 2011
  • 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.

Nov 14, 2009
  • 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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