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The Shawshank Redemption film review

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The Shawshank Redemption film review What would you crawl through to be set free? Shawshank redemption is a spectacular movie full of excitement and it contains many dramatic scenes which have a very large impact on the atmosphere and the audience. The film is truly amazing as it will make you think about the geniuses that made the story. It will definitely leave you wanting to see it again and again. The story starts in court as Andy Duphrane, an ex-banker who is being convicted of killing his wife and her lover is being sentenced to two life sentences in prison. Andy did have a gun which was loaded but he was too drunk to go through with it, he ended up throwing the gun into the river which was strangely never to be found. Andy is then sent to Shawshank Prison which is full of innocent people just like him. ...read more.


This is an amazing part of the film as it shows us that Andy is trying to help people that may have never picked up a book in their lives. There are many parts of the movie that has an affect on the audience is when Brooks Hatlen (the librarian) is being let out into society again. Although this seems like a good thing it isn't for prisoners that have been stuck in prison for most of their lives as they find it very hard to adapt to the outside world. Brooks experiences this and ends up hanging himself. We feel for Brooks as he is quite an innocent character and to see someone commit suicide because they cannot cope anymore is very disturbing and shows us how hard it must be for people in prison to cope. Red finally gains his parole. After making all of those trips and being denied his releasing from the prison, red shoes his frustration telling the truth and speaking from the heart and it finally pays off as he is set free. ...read more.


Tim Robbins (Andy), Morgan Freeman (Red) and James Whitmore (Brooks) show exceptional acting skills bringing out the emotions and letting the audience feel what they are going through within the play. The voiceover which is spoken by Morgan Freeman is also very effective as it helps us to relate to the characters and understand the story more. My favourite character has to be brooks because he brings out emotions very well and makes us feel a sense of protection for him. Overall this movie is fantastic and is perfect for people that like a little action and a twist. This is a truly memorable one and will make you want to watch it over and over. It shows the audience that you should always have hope and that you should never give up, this is a lesson which should truly be learnt. This movie could just be one of the greatest movies of all time. Watch this film and prepare to be amazed as you find out what Andy has been planning for twenty years. Rating: ?? ?? ?? ?? Azam Din 10 Orange ...read more.

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