The Shawshank Redemption

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Let’s talk about The Shawshank Redemption on HBO Max. Two life sentences for a 1947 double murder land an innocent man in a corrupt Maine penitentiary. He bonds with another inmate over several years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

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The Shawshank Redemption on HBO Max
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Type: Movie 2h 22m
Released: 1994

Summary:

Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didn’t commit the crimes. While there, he forms a friendship with Red (Morgan Freeman), experiences brutality of prison life, adapts, helps the warden, etc., all in 19 years.

Cast:

Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, James Whitmore, and Gil Bellows

Filip’s Review:

The Shawshank Redemption is a film about hope. About people whose lives were taken away before they died. This is the Shawshank, the land of hell and despair.

Okay, but beyond poetic confessions, I’m not surprised that The Shawshank Redemption is a film considered by most to be the best. It has a beautiful and moving story with a fantastic atmosphere, hard to recreate, and extraordinary characters with which we fall in love during the movie.

The acting is very good. I’m shocked that Morgan Freeman didn’t get an Oscar. As well as the whole film. It’s hard to list any minuses of this story. But still, in my opinion, parts of the movie were impossible and not a good idea.

The other downside is the portrayal of prisoners as great people. They are primarily murderers with a broken psyche.

In my opinion, the film is very good. However, I feel that the rating is too high.

I give The Shawshank Redemption on HBO Max 4 out of 5 stars. 

Rating

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9.3/10 IMDb
91% Rotten Tomatoes

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