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The Shawshank Redemption

1994 . Drama, Crime . 2h 22m

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The Shawshank Redemption

About the movie

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.

Rated:

R

Language:

English

Release:

23 Sep 1994

Original Title:

The Shawshank Redemption

Genres:

Drama, Crime

Length:

2h 22m

Produced By:

Columbia Pictures, Castle Rock Entertainment

Budget:

$25,000,000

Box Office Sales:

$28,341,469

Awards:

Nominated for 7 Oscars. 21 wins & 43 nominations total

Keywords:

prison, corruption, police brutality, prison cell, delinquent, parole board, prison escape, wrongful imprisonment, framed for murder, 1940s

Who’s starring in it?

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Reviews

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The Queen of Movies

1 year ago

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I cannot believe it took me so long to watch this movie, but im so glad I finally did. I cannot put into words the brilliance of this film, every second was perfection, probably the best movie I have EVER watched, n iv watched a ton It is very rare that a movie captivates me from start to finish, this movie was slow paced but didnt feel boring for one second. God knows how I lose patience over slow movies but this felt like meditation, therapeutic and soul healing!!! I can now understand why this is so highly rated I believe thr is no other movie made with such perfection. Everything was on point. My heart is heavy with so much emotion after watchin this masterpiece, will definitely rewatch many times!!! 10000 on 10.

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Jay Angel image

1 year ago

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Wow I definitely see why this movie gets all the hype for sure it is a very good story that dips into alot of themes and commentary like how prison is a very questionable punishment and Second chances etc. Although I do think the movie is a bit to long for my taste i really was invested in the story. Friendships that mean something really do go a long way. Performance were great glad to see Stephen King is truly one of the greats. I also applauded this movie for making me hate Clancy Brown I thought that was impossible to do.

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Jamie Bendy

1 year ago

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Utterly, utterly stunning. Superbly written, amazingly directed and performances for the ages from Robbins and Freeman. I can't believe it's taken me this long to watch it. Amazing film.

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Annie Spencer image

3 years ago

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Quite dark and serious watch, but really good plot line that has you thinking about the movie for days afterwards

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Tom Dennett

2 months ago

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One of my all time favourite films it is so mother. Fucking. Long. But i love it dearly all the same

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r :)

4 months ago

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" Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." "Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying"

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Dilip Reddy

1 year ago

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Magnificent film truly worthy being on the top spot of IMDB 250 selected movies. Great performance by Morgan Freeman And Tim Robbins that was accompanied with a enriched and touching story that absorbs you from the very begin.

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Logan Harrington image

4 weeks ago

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I mean c’mon, there’s absolutely no question this is one of the greatest films of all time. Both Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman are incredible in their roles, the score is perfectly paired with each scene, and the emotions reach deep into your heart. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get to this, but I have a feeling it’s one I’ll revisit more often than I should!

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Navneet P

4 months ago

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Cult classics sometimes don't live up to their hype (Gump). This isn't the case with The Shawshank Redemption. Still wondering! It's been past 2 weeks of watching this movie and I am still wondering, collecting scenes, dialogues of this movie. This is how this movie is going to impact you.

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karthik krish

4 months ago

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The only movie I would Rate 10+ if possible, you feel it boring in the first few minutes crossing that you are made to live and admire each and every dialogue of the movie! You need to watch it to understand why it's the no.1! This movie is not replaceable!!! ♥️

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Michael Beecham

1 year ago

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Simply one of the best movies to have been made. Harrowing story, but wrapped up in a larger story of dreams and deep friendship.

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Sanchita Sabat

2 months ago

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Its a great storyline that will make you wonder, make happy and bring a smile now and then. That's a comfort character! And a symbolic of what freedom is. Worth the watch ⚡

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Jason Syversen

3 months ago

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Amazingly well done movie, excellent plot and acting and pacing was solid. Just didn’t love how dark it was in the prison, and the general depressing nature

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Laurentiu Rusoaia

3 months ago

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One of the best movies. No wonder it’s no. 1 on IMDB. For those who have not seen it, I recommend that you do

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Gabriel Martins Albuquerque

3 months ago

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I'm speechless, what a movie, just amazing, it was on my list for years and I feel like an idiot for putting it off so long

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Siddharth Sunil

5 months ago

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A really engaging movie which neatly portrays prison life.

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ayush singhania image

1 year ago

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Awesome story with superb cast and acting!! Must watch!!

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Bishal Kumar Bhadra

1 year ago

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This Movie Says a Lot than it Ment to Say, Such a Deep Understanding Piece 👌

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Hunter Scarlett

1 year ago

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One of the best stories I've ever been told. Not to mention some of the best acting I'll ever seen.

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DRAGNUM ÃMĶ

1 year ago

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Perfect example of " SABAR KA FAL MEETHA HOTA HAI".

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Bijin Baby

1 year ago

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It is a good movie.But I feel some lag in the starting but the climax make me my one of the favourite movie

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Fabio Caiazzo image

1 year ago

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This is an amazing movie - keeps the tension high throughout, and has many levels that will keep you thinking for a while. Plus, Morgan Freeman as a narrator is pure gold

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Line Johnsen

1 year ago

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One of the greatest movies ever made. Story, plot, acting, everything about this movie is amazing!!

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Henry Fovargue image

3 years ago

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A heartbreaking and warming story loved every minute.

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Василій Мухін

1 month ago

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Культовий фільм з культовими акторами. Особисто я вважаю цю стрічку найкращою єкранізацією одного з найкращих творів Стівена Кінґа (як на мене, не горрор-тематика дається йому набагато краще). Оригінальний сюжет з прекрасною драматургією, без апломбу. Рекомендую до перегляду.

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Hillary Stacyton

1 month ago

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The way the movie humanizes prisoners is so good. It is incredibly well written and the actors do a fantastic job at making us really feel the characters.

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moon

1 month ago

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i had to watch this for my english class and, love how it shines a light on how exploitative the prison system can be. also the protagonist has such a strong will if it was me i would have just kms at that point tbh

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Cimlindile Jafta

2 months ago

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Ooh my God. This movie is a 10 plus, exceptional performance. I really love it.

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Ankit Lamba

2 months ago

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What still amazes me about this movie is how in this most hostile, frightening, inhuman and hopeless situation, there are these short moments of peace and beauty, and I think that is exactly why I love the Shawshank Redemption so much.

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Franco Dufrechou

2 months ago

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