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Saturday, 28 January 2012

The Shawshank Redemtion

I believe that this film is the best story ever told on film, ever, and I'm about to tell you why.

Tim Robbins plays Andy Dufresne, a city banker, wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife and her lover. He is sent to Shawshank Prison in 1947 and receives a double life sentence for the crime. Andy forms an unlikely friendship with "Red" (Morgan Freeman), the man who knows how to get things. Andy faces many trials in prison, but forms an alliance with the wardens because he is able to use his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amass personal fortunes. The story unfolds....

I was so impressed with how every single subplot was given a great deal of respect and attention from the director. The acting was world-class. I have never seen Tim Robbins act as well since, Morgan Freeman maybe (e.g. Seven). The twists were unexpected, an although this film had a familiar feel, it wasn't even slightly pretentious or cliched, it was original. The cinematography was grand and expressive. It gave a real impression of the sheer magnitude of this daunting prison.

But the one thing which makes THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION stand above all other films, is the attention given to the story. The film depends on the story and the way in which it unravels. It's a powerful, poignant, thought-provoking, challenging film like no other. If Andy were to comment on this film, I think he might say: "Get busy watching, or get busy dying." Take his advice.

Thoroughly recommended.


  1. I don't think anyone can not like this one.

  2. The Shawshank Redemption was awesome, but I've only seen it once, and never read it, and that might be how it stays really.

  3. Neat, just bought it off amazon cant wait to watch it lol :)

  4. He would also fend off those men when they tried to bugger him. He would have made the first one an example to make every once else who had an idea of such buggery.

  5. Oh yes, this is one is pretty great.

  6. great flick man in the top 10 of my fav films