• R, 2 hr. 22 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Frank Darabont
    In Theaters:
    Sep 10, 1994 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 27, 1998
  • Columbia Pictures

Critic Review - F5 (Wichita, KS)

Why are these men in jail?

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: F5 (Wichita, KS) | Comments (160)
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Comments

deadlightbulb

Adam Carrison

Just wow. You are an idiot.

Sep 25 - 04:39 PM

Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens

Oct 6 - 11:31 AM

girlinterruptedx

Lee Holloway

Oct 18 - 08:52 PM

Tom B.

Tom Badger

well you see, because they are not the main characters, and this isn't a cartoon, we tent to only be able to focus properly on the lives of only one or two of them.
What films have you seen where every detail of all the extras are presented to you?
Just to put it even more simply for you, it's a film, that's what they do.
jesus christ

Sep 9 - 03:30 PM

Tom B.

Tom Badger

well you see, because they are not the main characters, and this isn't a cartoon, we tent to only be able to focus properly on the lives of only one or two of them.
What films have you seen where every detail of all the extras are presented to you?
Just to put it even more simply for you, it's a film, that's what they do.
jesus christ

Sep 9 - 03:42 PM

Spinno

Ryan Cain

Dumas

Nov 4 - 01:47 PM

StefansZ

Stefans Zvejnieks

Lol, Good one, Spinno. (Dumas is a reference to the movie, where one guy pronounces is 'Dumbass')

Nov 21 - 09:59 PM

Niamh L.

Niamh Lawler

Nice reference!!

Sep 8 - 03:20 PM

bethann e.

. .

Lmao that was awesome

Dec 29 - 02:30 PM

I AM YOU RULER

John Baker

lol

Jun 20 - 06:04 AM

Ian Harbison

Ian Harbison

you sir are a gentleman and a scholar

Jul 28 - 06:36 PM

leonardo

leonardo m

indeed

Aug 12 - 02:58 PM

Mike Potts

Mike Potts

I've read comments that draw out like a blade. That was the shortest comment of my life.

Jul 1 - 12:13 AM

kluxxl

Dark Men X

Dec 6 - 04:28 PM

Kyle101st

Kyle Prugar

0/1... Nice rating system you got there.

Dec 13 - 06:25 PM

Jonathan S.

Jonathan Sicard

no one should take a guy like this seriously...

Jun 20 - 11:37 PM

deadlightbulb

Adam Carrison

****in idiot.

Apr 6 - 12:08 AM

RottenLilVine

b belgrave

Oh they were all innocent, lawyer screwed them over. Apart from Red, he was in for murder.

Apr 19 - 01:25 PM

timmy2shooz

Timmy Brown

Is this a comment by someone who didn't see the film?

Jul 3 - 01:48 PM

woodboy747

matt woodruff

what a great critic. just going against the grain to 'look different' and 'savy' or are you the kind of person who whould give 'the forgotton' 4.5 stars and call it a "freaking delight". i'm betting on the latter.

Jul 15 - 01:59 AM

Alec Lane

Alec Lane

From the man who can't even spell forgotten.

Sep 6 - 12:35 PM

Patrick Allen

Patrick Allen

To be fair, there is Christian symbolism in there, but it's pretty light. Plus, Christian symbolism is every-freaking-where, so you're probably right in your assessment that the reviewer is a butthurt atheist.

Jun 1 - 11:55 PM

buweep

Pedro B

how in ****'s name does this count as a review?? if you click [More] it goes to some ****ty kansas based website that has no review at all. wtf is going on here?

Aug 25 - 12:52 PM

Aayush Khanna

Aayush Khanna

exacty !

Aug 21 - 09:50 PM

packfan3

Andrew Klescewski

Wow, after reading your entire review, I think I can honestly say you didn't watch the movie. How was anything in that movie "a blatant Christ-parable"? I don't think Frank Darabont is even a Christian. You must be just a paranoid, butthurt atheist or something. You probably should never review a movie again.

Aug 31 - 11:01 AM

Breaker d.

Breaker deGodot

To be fair, it sort of is a Christian parable. Not that that's a bad thing. The film goes out of the way to show Andy as a perfectly innocent man, and in a way, his prison sentence could be compared to the crucifixion. That's not a bad thing. In my opinion, it makes the film more deep, and the character more likable.

Aug 7 - 11:21 AM

magnolianights1990

Eliot Vitalie

they're in jail because you touch yourself at night

Oct 1 - 04:48 PM

Josh Kuhl

Josh Kuhl

hahahaha you beat me to it!

Mar 8 - 04:51 PM

Ed Wood

James Bevins

You should strongly consider suicide.

Nov 12 - 03:54 AM

Tim S.

Tim Stratton

Your comment made me laugh so hard and I don't know why. It probably has something to do with the blatant and proud disregard for this idiot critic's feelings. Yours is just about a proper response to anyone who would give this film a rotten. We're all either Brookses or Reds. This guy is a Brooks, except Brooks was nice and shouldn't have killed himself... hmm, bad comparison

Jan 14 - 03:48 AM

Aayush Khanna

Aayush Khanna

hahahaha

Aug 21 - 09:50 PM

cesch97

Camren Esch

As much as I am against urging suicide, that was freaking hilarious.

Jul 11 - 09:40 PM

Aneesh G.

Aneesh G

brilliantly said!! :D

Sep 3 - 09:03 AM

Wesley L.

Wesley Lai

why aren't u in jail for saying that

Jan 18 - 12:56 AM

Rohit Ramachandran

Rohit Ramachandran

these men are in jail because you were caught jerkin off on the bible

Jan 18 - 06:18 AM

Thomas

Thomas Hargett

Why are these men in jail? That's the worst you can say about this movie? Give me a freaking break man. This is a brilliant movie, just do us all a favor and stop trying to sound smart or funny

Jan 19 - 09:24 PM

Nick B.

Nick Boni

...Wow. Just leave the site.

Jan 23 - 12:35 PM

AcdmyAwardWinrParisHilton

Justin Ross

what a f_cking idiot.

Feb 28 - 01:11 PM

Anax S.

Andrew Stailey

how's that a cratique?

Mar 31 - 08:44 PM

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