Shawshank Redemption, The (1994): A Great Films mini-review

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Frank Darabont


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

My mini-review:

Probably the greatest prison film I’ve ever seen. One of those films that I know I will never get tired of watching. Exceptional performances from Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, along with Frank Darabont’s directing, make this one of cinema’s finest works of art in history! If you haven’t, watch this immediately!!

Favorite scenes: (Spoiler Alert!)

  • Opening sequence
  • Red meets Andy
  • Andy proves his worth to the warden
  • Andy and the poster
  • Final scene

Outstanding performances:

  • Tim Robbins (as Andy Dufresne)
  • Morgan Freeman (as Ellis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding)

Movie runtime:

2 hour and 22 minutes

Movie rating:


Movie genres:

Crime / Drama