The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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

Directed By Frank Darabont Frank Darabont Starring Tim Robbins Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler William Sadler  •  Clancy Brown Clancy Brown Genres Based-on-20th-Century-Literature  •  Buddy Film  •  Drama  •  Escape Film  •  Prison Film Studios &
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 1994-09-23T00:00:00Z September 23, 1994
Color  •  142 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (41)


smachado22 on 12/30/2010 Reply  · 

One of my favorite movies growing up.

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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 on 9/22/2011 Reply  · 

I nearly cry every time i watch this movie !

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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 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 on 12/21/2011 Reply  · 

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

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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 on 1/16/2012 Reply  · 

Glad to see this pass inception.

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FilmOdyssey on 5/30/2012 Reply  · 

#3 on my flickchart

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PiccoloKing on 7/12/2012 Reply  · 

Good movie.

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MrAwesome245 on 11/11/2012 Reply  · 

Great movie but a little overated

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deftononious on 12/24/2012 Reply  · 

No mercy for Batman

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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 on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

An unforgettable movie...

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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 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 on 10/9/2013 Reply  · 

The Greatest Film Ever Made

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Danielod on 10/13/2013 Reply  · 

#10 on my Flickchart

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Danielod on 1/6/2014 Reply  · 

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

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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 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 on 1/17/2014 Reply  · 

The greatest film I have ever seen

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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 on 4/18/2014 Reply  · 

The best of 1994

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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 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 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 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 on 5/15/2015 Reply  · 

A bit overrated, but fantastic!

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Koroy on 12/15/2015 Reply  · 


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TommyDoyle78 on 2/2/2016 Reply  · 

Take that back. Horrible movie.

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9spaceking on 8/7/2016 Reply  · 


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LandMiller on 4/10/2017 Reply  · 

Amazing movie!

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Eagleskywalker87 on 4/23/2018 Reply  · 

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

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ChrisLasha on 2/28/2019 Reply  · 

The Shawshank redemption
Forrest gump whick mostly entertain us

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ShawshankDog on 6/16/2020 Reply  · 

This is one of my favourite movies alongside the godfather

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ACtT_8787_ on 10/1/2020 Reply  · 

The Shawshank Redemption was robbed in 1994. Shawshank should have won the Oscar over both Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction. The Shawshank Redemption is better than Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump. The Shawshank Redemption is the best and greatest film of all time, in my opinion.

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PigletPig on 1/1/2021 Reply  · 

One of my favorite films that has aged like fine wine. Easily better than Forrest Gump and deserved many more Oscars than it.

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VaultBoy on Monday Reply  · 

I've never understood how highly this movie gets ranked. And, when you see the people talk about it, it's like they're part of a Shawshank Redemption cult.

It's a decent story and well-acted, and that's about it. It shouldn't be in a Top 100 greatest movies, let alone in the Top 10.

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