The Shawshank Redemption Reviews

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September 23, 2016
In the lead roles, both Robbins and Freeman are outstanding, layering their performances with snippets of individuality: Their small, daily sustenances and minor triumphs are wonderfully inspiring.
September 22, 2015
This is an engagingly simple, good-hearted film, with just enough darkness around the edges to give contrast and relief to its glowingly benign view of human nature.
January 16, 2013
Simply marvelous entertainment.
June 15, 2011
Freeman, who is simply a great actor, a man who has never struck a false note in his career, both narrates this tale and anchors it with his authoritative playing.
June 28, 2007
A testament to the human spirit...
June 28, 2007
A passing reference to 'The Count of Monte Cristo' offers a partial clue to what makes this movie compelling.
May 6, 2019
One of the best out of the 1990s, and a towering force of dramatic power amongst films of its kind.
January 8, 2019
It has the novelty to use plot development rather than unnecessary shock treatments to move forward.
December 17, 2014
Top-notch performances, exceptional cinematography, and masterful direction combine to make this film something special indeed.
June 15, 2011
Powerful, poignant, thought-provoking and finally irresistibly uplifting.
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