Monday, 5 April 2010

Movie Review: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Andy, a quiet young bank vice-president gets two life terms for killing his wife and her lover. Only, Andy (Tim Robbins) is innocent.
He is transported to Shawshank Prison, a place ruled by a greedy and cruel warden, filled with perverted homosexuals who prey on him and also people like Red (Morgan Freeman) who can smuggle him odds and ends like film posters, cigarettes, and a small tiny rock hammer. Over the course of the next two decades, the two form a strong bond. Finally one evening, as Red puts it, "Everyone has his breaking point," Andy indicates that this may be his last day at Shawshank, "You get busy living or you get busy dying," are his last words to Red. The next morning, at the roll call, Andy doesn't emerge from his cell. The exasperated guards rush to reprimand him...
The Shawshank Redemption is a celebration of the human spirit, and for those who have not yet seen it, grab a DVD of this gem, and enjoy the experience of one of the best movies made, ever. No kidding.

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