"You gotta stop digging...because you have been salaryed to run one of the best conceved prisons in the country, sir. Because although Wakefeild is admittedly an imperfect institution, much like America herself, she is none the lessa grand experiment. Goverment of the man, for the man, by the man.-Senator Charles Hite (John McMartin)
One dialogue stands out - " I can compromise on strategy but never principle" - How true :-)
Robert Redford is as good as ever, with a fine performance. The cast is also stellar, mostly unknowns that don't take away from Redford. Keep an eye out for a small role by Morgan Freeman.
The plot is very good too, and the director of Cool Hand Luke delivers another gritty prison movie with a great story and well rounded characters. Definitely an underrated drama with a some mesmerizing final scenes.
Posted on 5/18/11 10:23 PM
70%. Meaty message of the mass murderous inhumane punitive intolerance opportunistic exploitative corruption of the whole lot of reactionary demogoguers working handinhand with phony leveragers of superficial liberal selection of reforms toward the same genocidal grip of status quo tyranny.