The Green Mile Reviews

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December 10, 2019
The simple fable can't stand such scrutiny. More pivotally, the weight given to each moment lends The Green Mile a ponderousness that works against the emotions the story seems to want to plug into.
February 28, 2019
Unfortunately the movie can never shake the uncomfortable and trope-filled premise.
August 24, 2008
To more than a few viewers, this one will feel like a life sentence.
June 24, 2006
The supernatural elements carry an undeniable emotional charge, but the solution to the underlying murder mystery is disappointingly tidy and trite.
December 6, 2004
This movie is being described as inspiring? To me it just seems morbid, melancholy, sad, and far too long.
April 25, 2003
Three long hours of wind, an exercise in titanic self-importance intent on passing off klunky rhetoric as poignant drama.
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.
October 21, 2002
Suffice it to say you must be willing to buy some pretty incredible stuff if you want to enjoy this experience.
May 8, 2002
Those whose lives Coffey touches may find relief from physical ailments, but they seem no freer, more hopeful, or nobler for the experience.
February 7, 2002
April 17, 2001
There is no doubt that the director has mistaken size for quality with bum-numbing consequences.
January 1, 2000
It's hard to be affected by The Green Mile, for it rarely offers much background on any of its characters beyond their Central Casting pigeonholes.
January 1, 2000
One thing confirmed by The Green Mile is that if Tom Hanks' head gets any bigger, the rest of his movies are going to have to be filmed in IMAX.
January 1, 2000
The Green Mile is simply a case of severe overreaching and the illusion that an overstuffed movie is an epic movie.
January 1, 2000
The movie uses the emotional sentiments that death presents as a crutch of support for an otherwise weak and underdeveloped production.
January 1, 2000
The cinematic equivalent of a good cop/bad cop work-over.
January 1, 2000
This film is slow, drawn-out, boring, uninteresting, unexciting, predictable and topped with a couple of one-dimensional 'evil' characters.
January 1, 2000
Darabont has an artful ability to use production values to make a film appear as though it were actually transporting you somewhere. But when the credits roll, you realize you never left Kansas.
January 1, 2000
The cast's endearing success makes The Green Mile likable, lighthearted fare when it shouldn't be.
January 1, 2000
The Green Mile is irritatingly repetitious.
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