The Green Mile - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Green Mile Reviews

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April 8, 2011
Much of the three-hour movie takes place in the prison, but the resonant characterization, expansive plotting, and judicious use of exterior locations and flashbacks turn the walls into windows.
December 28, 2010
Thoughtful, intelligent movie for older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2009
...despite the clichés and stereotypes, the film's cast manages to lift it from the depths of the commonplace and make watching it enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 18, 2008
How many blockbusters deal with that kind of grief?
August 24, 2008
To more than a few viewers, this one will feel like a life sentence.
August 24, 2008
Though the film drifts off down some long blind alleys, when Darabont exercises discipline the result is highly effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 14, 2008
Dotted with many fine moments, clotted with a few flabby ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 5, 2008
Overextending its welcome, Frank Darabont's film is the most commercially popular adaptation of a Stephen King novella, but it's also a slow, often dull prison drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 24, 2006
The supernatural elements carry an undeniable emotional charge, but the solution to the underlying murder mystery is disappointingly tidy and trite.
May 26, 2006
Although The Green Mile is a satisfying and affecting movie, it's not The Shawshank Redemption -- not by a long shot.
December 6, 2005
One of the best prison films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2005
Mr. Jingles was robbed! (no mouse-Oscar)
December 6, 2004
This movie is being described as inspiring? To me it just seems morbid, melancholy, sad, and far too long.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 26, 2004
Of all the movies based on King novels, The Green Mile ranks near the top -- but below Darabont's first, The Shawshank Redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 25, 2003
Three long hours of wind, an exercise in titanic self-importance intent on passing off klunky rhetoric as poignant drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 17, 2003
Darabont explores the range of human kindness and cruelty as he lovingly and patiently sculpts his large cast of characters against magnificent scenery.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 8, 2003
Hanks and the other guards' acting is impeccable as would be expected, but Duncan and his fellow prisoners are also disturbingly real.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 10, 2003
A deeply racist movie, though clearly none of the filmmakers thinks so... By the picture's end, we are asked to grasp electrocution as in some way an act of benevolence.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
October 21, 2002
Suffice it to say you must be willing to buy some pretty incredible stuff if you want to enjoy this experience.
October 15, 2002
Its emotional rewards outshine its faults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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