Shawshank Redemption

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  1. qdrone

    qdrone Music is my mistress

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    Is this the most liked movie in cinema history? I have never met anyone who did not like this film. I either get I liked it or yeah that was a good movie. I'm not saying most loved but maybe the most accepted?
     
  2. Filmboydoug

    Filmboydoug Nikko Freako

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    Leonard Maltin: “Widely praised film is well crafted but terribly overlong, and hollow and predictable.”
     
  3. Rockyhill

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    I think it's a great movie. The escape scene by Andy, OTOH, is very claustrophobia-inducing to me.
     
  4. ducati_EL34

    ducati_EL34 Super Member

    Hello my name is robert and I do not like this film. I find all prison films to boring and slow, with the exception of "Stalag 17".
     
  5. AnalogDigit

    AnalogDigit Realistic fan.

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    I liked the movie. A lot of the movie including the prison was filmed in Mansfield Ohio. You can take a tour of the prison which is very interesting.
     
  6. Daunia 70

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    I liked it alot,kept me glued through out.I own it on DVD too.
     
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    While it is not in my personal Pantheon, I found it appealing. So yes, I liked it.
     
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    I liked it quite a bit; 4/5 stars.
     
  9. cubdog

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    Great movie. :thmbsp:

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  10. Turner-Table

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    Great Film....

    Often overlooked is Clancy Brown - he played Captain Hadley, the psycho guard that got his kicks beating prisoners to death. Very versatile and excellent actor - he also played 'The Kurgan' in "Highlander"... That's the most memorable thing about Shawshank - may have been long all but it had excellent performances.
     
  11. jsisk

    jsisk Not 2 Old 2 Rock & Roll

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    Good movie. Own it on DVD. Watched it again recently and still liked it.
    The Green Mile is my favorite prison movie. (not that I am a prison movie fan)
     
  12. Hajidub

    Hajidub He's a beast! Subscriber

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    Was also the psycho inmate (Viking) in the Sean Penn 1970-ish juvenile prison movie "Bad Boys."
     
  13. cratz2

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    I think that's an underrated movie for sure but 1970-ish? His first movie was 1981 or 1982. He had his Little House on the Prairie thing but his first films were in the 80s.
     
  14. cratz2

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    Loved the movie, lived the novella. I'm not always a huge fan of Tim Robbins but I think he was just about perfect in Shawshank.

    A prison movie that I think is somewhat under appreciated is Papillon with McQueen and Hoffman.
     
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  15. hjames

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    Don't be dissin' the Kurgan ...

    or Meacham (the preacher) in Cowboys and Aliens ...

    Clancy is quite cool- and very prolific!

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000317/?ref_=tt_cl_t5
     
  16. Hajidub

    Hajidub He's a beast! Subscriber

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    You're correct 1983.
     
  17. jaguar06

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    +1

    (Didn't like it, at all.)
     
  18. Snade

    Snade humble AK member

    Two thoughts ....

    The movie has one of the worst titles (from a marketing perspective) in movie history and became popular over a very long period of time by positive word of mouth.

    Also, the ending of this movie, IMHO, is one of the most feel good and peaceful endings in movie history.

    I like the movie now, but was not that impressed with it the first time I watched it on DVD.

    Cheers, Snade
     
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  19. Dude111

    Dude111 Analogue is Awesome

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    Love this movie........ Im glad he escaped.... HE DIDNT DO IT!!!!
     
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    “How can you be so obtuse?”
     

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