A DVD Review of the Shawshank Redemption (1994)



The Shawshank Redemption is typically a film which ranks up on nearly all top 10 lists and I find myself wondering why. Could it be the gradual baritone speed of the narration, or maybe the feel good finale in which the system gets beaten? The truth of the matter is actually the movie is grotesquely historically incorrect and incredible, however wonderful & entertaining in locations.

It does deserve a bit of credit as it’s a fairly entertaining film albeit very sentimental. The main fault with the movie is actually the absence of a trip which lead characters go on.

All this’s wrapped up well by a genuinely Hollywood mainstream ending exactly where the great guys prevail, though the character Freeman plays is actually a convicted murderer.

There are a few good moments and this review may seem scathing to a lot of the way it’s based on the idea that the Shawshank Redemption is actually among the greatest films ever made.

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