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The Shawshank Redemption

9.32 h 22 min1994X-Ray15
Internationally acclaimed actors Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman star in a compelling drama of hope, friendship and atonement behind the walls of a maximum security prison in The Shawshank Redemption. From a novella by best-selling author Stephen King comes a poignant tale of the human spirit.
Frank Darabont
Morgan FreemanTim RobbinsBob Gunton
English [CC]
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4.9 out of 5 stars

7906 global ratings

  1. 92% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 5% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 2% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 0% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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SezReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 November 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Moving Movie
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I really like this movie and have watched it several times. It tells the story of Andy, a man sent to a tough prison for the murder of his wife and her lover (tough is probably an understatement). Some of the prison scenes are pretty brutal and the movie covers issues including bullying, assault, rehabilitation, suicide and murder.

The story is told from the point of view of one of the prisoners, who narrates the tale as it unfolds. I think it works well like this as it's based on a book and it slowly draws you in. You have to pay attention to everything that is said, as it may be relevant later on (which is why I have watched it multiple times).

It pulls no punches (excuse the pun) and is a realistic, upsetting, heartwarming and satisfying story about the triumph of the human spirit. The characters are realistic and the actors are so good, you forget you're watching a film. If you're thinking of watching it, watch it! Get busy living or get busy dying... Great stuff!
rob stirlingReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the modern classics and does justice to Stephen King.
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Loads of reviews here that give justice to a film that many will have in their top all time best film listing as I do.

My copy is the 10th Anniversary, 3 disc Special Edition. Disc 1 has the film and with it an exemplary audio description track for the visually impaired. Indeed the box set has a sticker across it in braille. There are English subtitles for the hearing impaired. A commentary by Frank Darabont the director, plus biographies and memorable quotes.

Discs 2 & 3 are choc-a-bloc full of extras and bonus features that are a real treat in entertainment and information when you have a few hours to spare on a rainy day ---- I've watched some of it, not all, and I'm glad the producers were able to compile these extras before we lose some of those players from the film.
Years from now people will be scrambling to put together something like this to recognize the importance of the film. Thankfully it has been done, credit to the producers and crew for their foresight.

This version of the film is 136 minutes long and is a perfect example of the level of sophistication that a company / group can reach to bring a product to both the hearing and visually impaired. Well done.
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Craig MintoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 September 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
' The Feel Good Good Redemption '
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This is without doubt a wonderful and inspiring film. One I have enjoyed on
numerous occasions and been able to feel good all about every time.
The Shawshank Redemption is one of those movies that could have been made
in the golden age of cinema. A true classic from the short story by Stephen King in which we
see the character of Andy Dufraine sent to Shawshank Prison for the wrongful slaying
of his wife and her lover. A life sentence in this penetentiary is a cruel , brutal and hardening
experience for Dufraine. But his spirit is never broken no matter how hard the Governer , other
prisoners and the authorities try to destroy him !
The characters , the location and the story of 'Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption '
to give the film her proper title are so well drawn and you care about them all. In particular I love the
Morgan Freeman one as Red who befriends Andy Dufraine and they become real good pals.
The Shawshank Redemption is a timeless film for me and can be watched when you need to be
lifted up from having a bad day or just to be able to experience that ' Feel Good Shawshank Redemption '
A Remarkble Movie !

Thank You
Craig : )
AMZ reviewerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 May 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing from start to finish.
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I have watched this all time classic soooo many times, and it never gets old, if you get my drift. It is a timeless, excellently acted and a story line that is on a level with “The green mile”.
The ending of this film takes you completely by surprise, but the best part of all? I’ll let you work that out for yourselves, as there are so many to chose from.
I know that I’ll definitely watch this many more times to come, because it’s that kind of film, it really is. In fact, if I could I’d give it 10 stars it’s that good.
Luther buckhurstReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 January 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I love this film, I've watched it about 8 times, each time feels like the first time.
It's totally gripping, great story, great acting.
No flashing lights, special effects, nudity, swearing, just a really good film, definitely in my top 3.
Why can't they make films as good as this anymore.
Pro Sound & VisionReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 April 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
A fantastic movie that shines on blu ray
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The Shawshank Of Redemption is a fantastic movie that will stay with you forever. You seen it once you will remember it for the rest of your life. Is that good. The story is fantastic. It will keep you glued to the screen. It has everything that an amazing prison movie should have. I will not spoil the story for anyone that has not seen it. I have the UK version of Blu Ray as well but decided to get the US version too which works fine on my blu ray player. It looks and it sounds fantastic. The movie looks like it was shot yesterday. I can recommend this movie without hesitation to anyone. You will really enjoy it especially on blu ray. Great seller. Fast on time delivery from the US which is great. Thank You
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ChrisReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 May 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Exciting, happy ending.
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We enjoyed this film, a story about friendship in difficult situations.
Didn’t enjoy the violence in the prison.
Glad we’ve seen it, it made a welcome change from all the sci fi my partner usually chooses!
DavidReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Wrong DVD supplied
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Bought this last year as something to keep to watch in future as it’s a favourite of mine. Just taken the cellophane off the disc case today to find the disc inside is the Channel 4 Series The Inbetweeners. Not Walmart I had paid money for. This is a 3rd party seller adddd to my ‘avoid’ list!
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