The Shawshank Redemption

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
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Andy Dufresne is a young and successful banker whose life changes drastically when he is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940's, the film shows how Andy, with the help of his friend Red, the prison entrepreneur, turns out to be a most unconventional prisoner.

Director: Frank Darabont

Writers: Stephen King (short story "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption"), Frank Darabont (screenplay)

Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton...

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  • Marylin Adams, 7/20/2014:

    It arrived to no great hoohah, overshadowed in cinemas by the facile Forrest Gump and the potty-mouthed Pulp Fiction. Yet it stands the 10-years-on test. Like its hero Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), dismissed upon entering prison as "a tall drink of water with a silver spoon up his ass", The Shawshank Redemption has inner steel. Rising from the flames of its box-office bombing, this phoenix was resurrected on video, viewers warming to a character-driven drama that appeared to have dropped in from another time. Everyone felt they'd discovered it. And then told their friends.

  • Craig Whisenhunt, 7/20/2014:

    Frank Darabont’s prison drama frequently tops personal favourite lists, and you’ll remember why when you watch it again - with few other movies leaving you quite as warm and fuzzy inside. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman give career-defining performances and the ending still melts the hardest of hearts. Handsomely transferred to Blu-ray with a stack of new extras, it’s the perfect excuse to get the tissues out again.

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