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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

142 min · Directed by Frank Darabont

Crime · Drama

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Definitely a very good movie, though I don't think it should be ranked as the best of all time by IMDb. Because of the nature of the IMDb's consensus voting I think it gets to the top because it's the most difficult movie to dislike, rather than one which might be better, but contain challenging elements which might cause some people to rate it lower. I don't want to sound too down on this film though because I do like it. It puts across its themes of hope and redemption well, it's got a great script, and great acting across the board. Some of the plot seems a little forced at times, but the movie does a very good job of allowing the viewer to sympathesis with Andy Dufresne and root for him to succeed.

5 years ago


Really good movie. But not necessarily the best movie ever. Watch it, but don't expect a masterpiece.

5 years ago


Great movie, and in my favorites list, but not even close to the 50 best movies ever made..

6 years ago


A beautiful movie, the story was great! good acting and well shot. A must see for everyone. Now I understand why it is in so many top lists, it deseves them! Big time.

5 years ago


Awesome it is!

How come I only watched it now?

No wonder it's number 1 in so many lists...

5 years ago

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