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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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Andy Dufresne, a mild mannered New England banker, is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover. Despised at first by the other inmates because of his introverted manner, Andy slowly forges an unlikely friendship with Red, a seasoned lifer and his gang. Soon, Andy also becomes popular with the prison guards, including the vicious Captain Hadley who offers him protection against the jail's rougher... See Full Description
Genres: Adaptation and Drama
Running Time: 2 hrs. 22 min.
MPAA Rating: R for language and prison violence.
U.S. Box Office: $27,318,280
Cast and Credits
Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown
Directed by: Frank Darabont
Produced by: Liz Glotzer, David V. Lester, Niki Marvin
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Critical Consensus
Critics Reviews Average Grade:   A-   
Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert
"The Shawshank Redemption is not a depressing story, although I may have made it sound that way." more...
A-, Christopher Null
"The Shawshank Redemption is one of those films that is a true work of both art and magic." more...
Rolling Stone, Peter Travers
"It's the no-bull performances that hold back the flood of banalities." more...
San Francisco Chronicle,
"Some of The Shawshank Redemption comes across as outrageously improbable. Yet the film keeps pulling you back with its sense of striving humanity slowly turning the tables against evil." more...
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