The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

Directed By Frank Darabont Starring Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler  •  Clancy Brown Genres Buddy Film  •  Drama  •  Escape Film  •  Prison Film Studios &
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Stephen King  •  Academy Award Nominated  •  National Film Registry  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  Castle Rock Entertainment  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Nominated  •  Writers Guild of America's 101 Greatest Screenplays
Release Info September 23, 1994
Color  •  142 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (36)

 
smachado22

smachado22 on 12/30/2010 Reply  · 

One of my favorite movies growing up.

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ofdisking

ofdisking on 8/27/2011 Reply  · 

shawshank redemption is without doubt the best movie ever made.i ve watched it at least 10 times without yawning or getting bored and every time i see this movie i fell into a big emotional situation

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TommyRobb11

TommyRobb11 on 9/22/2011 Reply  · 

I nearly cry every time i watch this movie !

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Seb

Seb on 12/12/2011 Reply  · 

this IS a great movie. beautifully made, beautifully directed and acted and is endlessly rewatchable.

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gmovielover

gmovielover on 12/20/2011 Reply  · 

Oh Man Shawshank is incredible. It is (in my opinion) the Greatest film of all time

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deftononious

deftononious on 12/21/2011 Reply  · 

The best movie ever made, you Feel it every time you watch it

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dermeister

dermeister on 1/5/2012 Reply  · 

One of the only ones deserving it's place on the top 10 here.

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casinoiscool

casinoiscool on 1/16/2012 Reply  · 

Glad to see this pass inception.

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 5/30/2012 Reply  · 

#3 on my flickchart

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/12/2012 Reply  · 

Good movie.

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MrAwesome245

MrAwesome245 on 11/11/2012 Reply  · 

Great movie but a little overated

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deftononious

deftononious on 12/24/2012 Reply  · 

No mercy for Batman

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dkrichards16

dkrichards16 on 3/5/2013 Reply  · 

I know there are other movies that I've been more excited about to see but everytime this movie ends up at number one beacuse its just awesome. I recently watched it for the first time and its perfect.

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Caesar

Caesar on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

An unforgettable movie...

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Jackhammer1989

Jackhammer1989 on 4/11/2013 Reply  · 

It sounds so cliche, but this film gets me every time. How it ever went unnoticed initially after release is a mystery that I will probably never understand.

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GoodFather

GoodFather on 7/8/2013 Reply  · 

This and Pulp Fiction, came out on the same day. That day may be one of the most important days in film history.

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 10/9/2013 Reply  · 

The Greatest Film Ever Made

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/13/2013 Reply  · 

#10 on my Flickchart

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Danielod

Danielod on 1/6/2014 Reply  · 

It's moved up a lot more now...

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Blackmist

Blackmist on 10/30/2013 Reply  · 

Nominated for 7 Oscars but no wins; not nominated for Best Director... these are crimes against cinema. This is one of the greatest films ever made.

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ipham88

ipham88 on 11/26/2013 Reply  · 

In my opinion, this is a good movie, but not a great movie. Solid story line, lead acting, supporting cast, and overall atmosphere, but I believe it falls short of great movies in many ways.

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 1/17/2014 Reply  · 

The greatest film I have ever seen

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kanedryhurst

kanedryhurst on 2/7/2014 Reply  · 

It was the greatest film I'd seen all those years ago. I've seen about 20+ better since

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/18/2014 Reply  · 

The best of 1994

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 9/26/2014 Reply  · 

Definitely NOT the best film ever. Cinema is so diverse and stretches over the globe. This is a great film but not the best.

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Danny237

Danny237 on 2/22/2015 Reply  · 

This film is extremely low on my Flickchart, but i think Shawshank is an absolutely overrated film. With 90% on RT, this is no an big film, i think 70% is the correct.

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9spaceking

9spaceking on 3/31/2015 Reply  · 

It's arguable, since IMDB holds it even higher than The Godfather. However, I do agree that Godfather is pretty much the only film able to consistently claim that it is at least one of the top three (or two) best movies of all time; holding a perfect score on both rotten tomatoes and Metacritic, and ranked second best on RT; as well as Third best on flickchart.

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9spaceking

9spaceking on 3/31/2015 Reply  · 

...not to mention even on IMDB it's second best. So at worst it's the second best movie ever.

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 5/15/2015 Reply  · 

A bit overrated, but fantastic!

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Koroy

Koroy on 12/15/2015 Reply  · 

SOLID MOVIE

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 2/2/2016 Reply  · 

Take that back. Horrible movie.

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9spaceking

9spaceking on 8/7/2016 Reply  · 

LOL

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LandMiller

LandMiller on 4/10/2017 Reply  · 

Amazing movie!

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 4/23/2018 Reply  · 

Best of all time? No.
Still really good? You bet!

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