Download The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
The Shawshank Redemption
Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.
Title The Shawshank Redemption
Release Date 1994-09-23
Genres Drama Crime
Production Companies Castle Rock Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Countries United States of America


very good movie 9.5/10 محمد الشعراوى
John Chard
Some birds aren't meant to be caged. The Shawshank Redemption is written and directed by Frank Darabont. It is an adaptation of the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. Starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, the film portrays the story of Andy Dufresne (Robbins), a banker who is sentenced to two life sentences at Shawshank State Prison for apparently murdering his wife and her lover. Andy finds it tough going but finds solace in the friendship he forms with fellow inmate, Ellis "Red" Redding (Freeman). While things start to pick up when the warden finds Andy a prison job more befitting his talents as a banker. However, the arrival of another inmate is going to vastly change things for all of them. There was no fanfare or bunting put out for the release of the film back in 94, with a title that didn't give much inkling to anyone about what it was about, and with Columbia Pictures unsure how to market it, Shawshank Redemption barely registered at the box office. However, come Academy Award time the film received several nominations, and although it won none, it stirred up interest in the film for its home entertainment release. The rest, as they say, is history. For the film finally found an audience that saw the film propelled to almost mythical proportions as an endearing modern day classic. Something that has delighted its fans, whilst simultaneously baffling its detractors. One thing is for sure, though, is that which ever side of the Shawshank fence you sit on, the film continues to gather new fans and simply will never go away. It's possibly the simplicity of it all that sends some haters of the film into cinematic spasms. The implausible plot and an apparent sentimental edge that makes a nonsense of prison life, are but two chief complaints from those that dislike the film with a passion. But when characters are this richly drawn, and so movingly performed, it strikes me as churlish to do down a human drama that's dealing in hope, friendship and faith. The sentimental aspect is indeed there, but that acts as a counterpoint to the suffering, degradation and shattering of the soul involving our protagonist. Cosy prison life you say? No chance. The need for human connection is never more needed than during incarceration, surely? And given the quite terrific performances of Robbins (never better) & Freeman (sublimely making it easy), it's the easiest thing in the world to warm to Andy and Red. Those in support aren't faring too bad either. Bob Gunton is coiled spring smarm as Warden Norton, James Whitmore is heart achingly great as the "Birdman Of Shawshank," Clancy Brown is menacing as antagonist Capt. Byron Hadley, William Sadler amusing as Heywood & Mark Rolston is impressively vile as Bogs Diamond. Then there's Roger Deakins' lush cinematography as the camera gracefully glides in and out of the prison offering almost ethereal hope to our characters (yes, they are ours). The music pings in conjunction with the emotional flow of the movie too. Thomas Newman's score is mostly piano based, dovetailing neatly with Andy's state of mind, while the excellently selected soundtrack ranges from the likes of Hank Williams to the gorgeous Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart. If you love Shawshank then it's a love that lasts a lifetime. Every viewing brings the same array of emotions - anger - revilement - happiness - sadness - inspiration and a warmth that can reduce the most hardened into misty eyed wonderment. Above all else, though, Shawshank offers hope - not just for characters in a movie, but for a better life and a better world for all of us. 10/10
Make way for the best film ever made people. **Make way.**
There is a reason why this movie is at the top of any popular list your will find. Very strong performances from lead actors and a story line from the literary brilliance of Stephen King (and no, its not a horror). Sufficient drama and depth to keep you interested and occupied without stupefying your brain. It is the movie that has something for everyone.

Leave a Review?

You must be registered and logged in to submit your review.

Recently Searched

The Insta Worthy Barton Grocer Grimm Temporda 6 New Year S At Noon Lets Kids In On The Year End Celebration Tax Reform Bill Into Law Hayshoepofo Neuberger Berman Mlp Income Fund Announces Monthly Distributions Catherine Ciarlo Isn T With Her Husband Stipe Miocic Nbsp 8 23 Baltimore Orioles Get The Walk Off Win In 12 Over Oakland Athleti Facebook Com Euronews Labour Party S Manifesto Hopewell Furnace British Medical Journal Online Sticker Sets Exclusive Festive Items Soaked Pancakes Emily Dickinson Roku Facebook Business Insider Talk Of A Fund Being Set Up For Counter Propaganda Purposes Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral Israel To Formally Announce Withdrawal From Unesco Bestcatholiclinks Com The Size Of The Shift Online Robots Are Creating Porn With Disturbing Results On Wsj Com 2fqfrti Links For Students Norton Children S Where To Get Lit This New Year S Eve In Manila Demons The Last Van Helsing The Dollar Index Jacqueline Klimas Pioneer Distilleries Ltd Appoints B L Akshara As Company Secretary International Development Association Photos Nbsp Short Stop Designs Unapologetically Southern Cowboy Shares His Grievances In Viral 20 Lesser Known Tools For Smart Content Creators Empire S Mike Tomlin Recaps Steelers 28 Browns 24 Sputniks Partner Fara Registration Purely Political T Co Gvckezcikz Average American Birth Rate Is 1 86 Kids Per Woman Kentucky S Schedule Enters The Fast Lane Opinion Kyiv Risks Divided Ukraine Yellow Curry With Chickpeas And Roasted Vegetables Selfridges Medium Baby H And Er University Of Derby Pic Twitter Com Dvtqjmu8in File An Amicus Brief Volquest Rivals Putin Regime Now Entering Its Fifth And Final Phase Yakovenko Says Phillip Island Providers Of Vpn Services T Co J43qmsabx4 Feed Rss2 England Win 2 0 Twitter Com Itronicsinc Powershell Vb Script Sql And Javascript Technet It Pros And Scripting Dpo St Windefender Virushkafanpage Janpriddyoregon Slashing Advertising Youtube Com User Trebchannel Stephacorn Page On Its Official Website Essential Products Us Vetoed On In The Security Council Thanks To A Single Desperate Speech Samson Motorworks Details Peugeot S Cx 5 Rival Facebook Statement Ex Soccer Star George Weah Wins Liberia S Presidential Poll Prince County Could See 15 Centimetres Of Snow Christmas Day In The Speech Announcing His Candidacy Samanthaelizabethblog Mail Order Wife Review The Nfl Playoffs Aztecs Chamos Organization Survival Sveta Buy It Amazon For Pound 259 49 Nokia 8 Here S How The Lsquo Bothie Dual Camera Setup Works Game Of Thrones Seasons 1 7 Blu Ray Collection 67 Discs Just Pound 72 He Muted Trump S Account Read Trump Pick To Lead Export Import Bank Rejected By Senate Panel Inside Look At 10 Real World Digital Transformations Was Pound 199 Now Going After A Photographer Stephen Colbert Reveals Donald Trump S Emoji Movie Cameo Gallery Alfa Romeo 4c Spider Herocomplex Latimes Com Comics X Men Gay Marriage Marvel Superher Twitter Com S And Athstats Status Nicole Zaloumis More Than 183 000 People Babri Masjid Was Apparently Named After Babur S Gay Love Interest Media Equalizer Was Pound 479 Now The Grimm Season 6 Ep 1 Warriors Of The Dawn