• 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)



Adam Carrison

Just wow. You are an idiot.

Sep 25 - 04:39 PM


Ryan Cain


Nov 4 - 01:47 PM


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


John Baker


Jun 20 - 06:04 AM

Ian Harbison

Ian Harbison

you sir are a gentleman and a scholar

Jul 28 - 06:36 PM


leonardo m


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


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


Adam Carrison

****in idiot.

Apr 6 - 12:08 AM


b belgrave

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

Apr 19 - 01:25 PM


Timmy Brown

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

Jul 3 - 01:48 PM


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


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


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


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


Aug 21 - 09:50 PM


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 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


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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