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The Shawshank Redemption


Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler View All


Frank Darabont (Director), Frank Darabont (Writer) View All

Release: Sep. 23rd, 1994
Runtime: 2 hours, 22 minutes
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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So yeah, The Shawshank Redemption may not be the most genuinely classic film I've ever seen, but it's got the sort of pure cinematic quality that can compensate for all manner of shortcomings (especially when the fundamentally simple story can be uninteresting enough to lead me into considering more....
The ludicrous and almost laughable label of picture perfect perfection, might actually be the most absurd and unfortunate element about this film, since no movie should ever be dubbed the best of the bunch, especially not when the bunch in question is the entirety of cinema itself.
The Shawshank Redemption is one of the most preeminent movies of all time and will remain a personal favorite forever..
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