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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Written By Awir Aditya on Saturday, August 13, 2011 | 1:29 PM


Genre: Crime/Drama

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown

Touted as one of the worlds most epic movie, it truly deserves all the praise people shower upon it. Narrating the story of Andy Dufresne (Robbins), an investment bank's Vice-President who gets convicted for murdering his cheating wife and lover, the movie displays determination, commitment and the hardships of prison life. Red (Freeman) is the prison smuggler and trader and can get you almost anything and everything you want. Red and Andy soon become good friends and Red realises that Andy is not the average prison in-mate. Andy soon garners respect with the warden, Mr. Norton (Gunton) and starts keeping his accounts, files tax returns for all the prison guards and initiates to revamp the prison library. The movie may have a very simple and easy story but its the entire plot execution and eventual twist in the tale that steals the show. Half-way through the movie might just seem to be a slight drag but this eventually moves on to something far more interesting. A fine movie that displays the harvest of hard-work, patience and perseverance and a must-watch movie for each and everyone.

Thumbs up: Amazing performance, very good plot execution
Thumbs down: Just a bit slow at the half-way mark

Rating: 9.3/10
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