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.
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.
April 25, 2003
Three long hours of wind, an exercise in titanic self-importance intent on passing off klunky rhetoric as poignant drama.
April 17, 2001
There is no doubt that the director has mistaken size for quality with bum-numbing consequences.
January 1, 2000
The three-hour-plus film permits the kind of detailing that not only brings the storytelling to life, but sometimes persuades us we're breathing to its rhythms.
January 1, 2000
A terrific, powerful movie!
January 1, 2000
Provides all the sturdy entertainment of any well-calculated crime drama.
January 1, 2000
The movie taps into a vein of Dickensian sentiment, nightmare and idealism, ribaldry and tragedy that give it that part-dark, part-shining fairytale quality that imbues most King tales and all three of Darabont's features.
January 1, 2000
The Green Mile effectively sideswipes the enduring hot political issues it raises to force viewers to a pro-Hanks position.
January 1, 2000
Darabont works big but thinks small, or at least without great complexity.
January 1, 2000
A lumbering, self-important three-hour melodrama that defies credibility at every turn.
January 1, 2000
Consistently captivating.
January 1, 2000
A vivid, emotional story.
January 1, 2000
The Green Mile is more than an hour old before anything like a plot develops, and then it turns out to be such a sentimental-supernatural whopper that even Tom Hanks, usually the most casually credible of actors, is severely tested.
January 1, 2000
An epic!
January 1, 2000
In its own old-fashioned way, Frank Darabont's style of picture making is well matched to King-size yarn spinning.
January 1, 2000
A cracking good yarn that earns its laughter, its wonder and its tears.
January 1, 2000
An affecting motion picture.
January 1, 2000
Frank Darabont is such a committed filmmaker, and believes so earnestly and intensely in the stories he puts onscreen, that it seems unsporting to point out that hokum is his middle name.
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