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The Green Mile

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8.63 h 8 min1999X-Ray18
Based on a Stephen King novel, Death Row guards at a penitentiary, in the 1930's, have a moral dilemma with their jobs, when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has healing powers.
Directors
Frank Darabont
Starring
Tom HanksDavid MorseBonnie Hunt
Genres
DramaFantasy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Michael Clarke DuncanJames CromwellMichael JeterGraham GreeneSam RockwellPatricia ClarksonHarry Dean Stanton
Producers
Frank DarabontDavid Valdes
Studio
Universal Studios
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4.8 out of 5 stars

5283 global ratings

  1. 90% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 7% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 2% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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AlakimReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 February 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Magical brilliance. Perfect.
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One of the best films ever made in my humble opinion. Every single one of the cast and crew that made this magical film needs to be praised. No matter how many times I watch this, it never gets old. Stephen King takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions, paired with the amazing actors who you believe are actually those people. I cannot praise it enough. Thank you so much to all involved but the biggest thank you goes to Stephen King for writing such a clever, thought provoking novel that makes us question our thoughts and actions in our own lives.
9 people found this helpful
lady annaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 April 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
brilliant--- not to have any Oscars is a total miscarriage
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I would give this film 10 stars if I could.What a FANTASTIC film----well worth far more accolades than I could ever give it.Wonderful performances from all the cast.I have not just 'come across' this film I have seen it before----but that was a few years ago.Great portrayal of lives ' nearly done' and of life on Death Row for some inmates and staff.The sheer energy and compassion put into this production should be hailed as 'go-to and study' for some of the rubbish produced now. Most of you will know the story--so not going over it again.It was very informing also to see the 'how it was made' episodes----especially the efforts put into 'Mr Jingles' appearances!!!! ---its all very interesting to me. how movies come together I cant just say 'recommended' [ that would be a gross understatement]--I would say its a MUST.Also great to see Stephen King on set---- he was rightly proud of it all.
9 people found this helpful
Mr. Philip L. FordReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 April 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
4k better than blu ray?
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Is 4k better than Blu ray or DVD?

Well yes, and in this movie the colours and sound are far superior, well worth the upgrade, especially on the mile, when John socks and exhales the respective illness, also the colour of the floor is totally different, simply a better quality movie all round.
A truly brilliant film anyway.
One person found this helpful
Rowena HoseasonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 January 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great adaptation of a powerful story
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Solid four-star affair. Powerful story which explores the possibility of 'spiritual' healing, and hammers home the grim reality of the death penalty.
Awesome cast (not just the stars but David Morse! Barry Pepper!) and one of Stephen King's soulful-without-being-schmaltzy stories.
A tiny bit s-l-o-w by today's standards, but it's held up very well over two decades. It's *not* a horror film by any means but a couple of the execution sequences are pretty unpleasant if you're of a sensitive nature (not suitable for wee kiddies).
Kept us completely enthralled for three hours.
8/10
3 people found this helpful
PennyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 April 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gripping & Thought Provoking Storyline
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Gripping, thoroughly thought-provoking storyline by the master of storytellers - Stephen King - set to life by superb performances from the cream of Hollywood, each role and character portrayed as brilliantly and uniquely as each other. This was another opportunity to see the film (this time without commercials) and to revisit some long forgotten scenes each of which built more powerfully than the last with more twists and turns and gut-wrenching climaxes than a roller coaster. An epic 'must see' - not once, not twice but many times to appreciate the subtleties. However, not subject matter for the faint hearted or squeamish.
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PicardReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Green Mile
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Frank Darabont's 1999 masterpiece 'The Green Mile' is nothing short of a modern wonder. Highlight any aspect of the film and the results are flawless - the inspiring performances by Tom Hanks, David Morse, James Cromwell and... well, just about all the cast, to make a start. It is indeed a long film, but it only aids the time and space within the Green Mile, for the counterpoint between the worlds of 1935 and 1999 justify just how old Paul Edgecomb really is...

The Blu-ray transfer is excellent considering what is, the most part, a film with plenty of low lighting (meaning that detail isn't as well defined during the photography) and so while the film doesn't have the screen-piercing definition that companies such as 'Lowry Digital' can offer through their transfers, this is about as good as the film will ever look. It reveals colour and detail that leaps over the DVD, and at this price, is a no-brainer purchase.

Just a pity that the U.S got a fancy edition of this in a very smart 'Book' case (with pages of photographs and text), but since its region free you could always opt for that.
3 people found this helpful
A. TuckReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 April 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
'Miles' ahead of other films.
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Tom Hanks has not made a bad film and this must rate as one of the best. The guidelines, althoughh very familiar, are bolstered by a solid performance from all concerned. I laughed in many places and am not ashamed to say that I cried in quite a few. I will not go through the whole film and perhaps spoil it for future watchers, but I can safely say that it is probably one of the best fims to watch in a long time - quirky yet (sort of ) believable at the same time.
4 people found this helpful
John NuttallReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 March 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Stunning
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One of the best films ever made! It switches between the barbaric death row in America and the compassion of the guards and miracles of healing.
The 4k restoration is an absolute triumph and well worth the extra cost.
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