The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Here’s a movie that is undoubtably my favorite movie of all time. We meet Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a young and successful banker who is sent to prison for life for the murder of his wife and her lover. When Andy is sent to Shawshank Prison, he isn’t very well liked by the other inmates at first, but they eventually come around to him when they realize he is a good guy. Andy makes a very good friend at Shawshank named Red (Morgan Freeman). Andy is very smart when it comes to money and the Warden and the guards take a real liking to Andy when they realize he can help them out. They start looking out for Andy because the Warden has him laundering money. Andy spends nearly two decades in Shawshank Prison until something happens. He becomes a very influential person at Shawshank Prison.

The Shawshank Redemption is definitely the greatest movie ever made. I love everything about this movie. It is damn – near – perfect. The acting in this was incredible. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman were absolutely superb in this. This movie is known to be a film of “Hope.” A saying from the movie is, “Fear can hold you prisoner, but hope can set you free.” This was the first movie that Frank Darabont directed. That is absolutely insane. This was the best movie he has ever made and he has his fair share of awesome ones.

I have probably seen this movie more than anyone else has seen it. Whenever this is on I can’t help but find myself watching the whole thing from start to finish. It is always a nice treat to watch this movie. If you have not seen this movie, you need to watch it ASAP. My dad and I have had countless viewings of this together. Frank Darabont gave us a movie that is absolutely awesome. I can’t begin to explain how incredible this movie actually is. The Shawshank Redemption is an absolute masterpiece.

If you are hesitant about seeing this movie, you need to change that attitude now. This is a movie that is so great that it demands multiple viewings. The whole entire story was excellent. Not only do we see how a man gets by in prison, but we see two people develop a great friendship over the course of twenty years. It has a message that is meant to inspire everyone who watches it. The acting, directing, and writing are all phenomenal. I can’t say one thing negative about this movie because there is nothing wrong with it.

Overall, The Shawshank Redemption is a movie that you will absolutely fall in love with. If you haven’t seen it before, go On Demand right now and watch it. I promise you it will not disappoint.

Grade= A (Excellent! A Must See!)


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