The Shawshank Redemption Reviews
"Having Hope Behind Bars"
I would probably be the 200th review writer for the movie Shawshank Redemption (SR). Why would I spend my time writing about something that has been discussed so widely? It's because SR is one of those few movies which has greatly warmed my heart. Seeing the value of friendship, hope and courage, it has put forward bring out so many emotions from me.
Andy (Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murder of his wife. However only Andy know he didn't commit the crime. He is an outcast among the untaught and scary vandals inside the prison population, he's a closed book and only interacts with Red (Freeman) to get him a tiny hammer for his rock collection. Andy does not crack inside instead he holds on the hope of the truth coming out which allows him to prevail behind bars. As the plot unravels, the two protagonists begin their unlikely friendship in the prison with each one encouraging the other to keep their sanity in the midst of top class criminals.
A great performance comes from an actor who gets under the skin of the character, and both Freeman and Robbins have done this really well.
Everyone I know has been encouraging me to watch this blockbuster, but at first I didn't the initiative as the genre as the genre doesn't appeal to my taste. However, when I watched it after much procrastination, I really enjoyed it, and I am pleased to say that It was worth the 142 minutes of my time. This movie has a priceless message which is not to give up when things get rough.
You better prepare a tissue box as it will make you cry.
Vanessa Tjandra -
(Favorite Moment)- Brooks' parole