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About the Movie
When Luke Jackson is arrested for drunkenly vandalizing parking meters, he is sentenced to serve time on a prison chain gang. Although the warden, guards and prisoners all try to break Luke's spirit upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that Luke is not about to play by anyone else's rules. He eventually earns the respect of his fellow inmates by refusing to back down in a fight, and he earns their friendship by figuring out a way for them to get their hard labor done in half the time. Luke eventually becomes a symbol of hope and resilience for his fellow prisoners, but the more he becomes revered by the inmates, the more he becomes a symbol of rebelliousness that must be stamped out by the guards and the warden.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 47
- Fresh: 47
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 8.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: That traditional object of sorrow and compassion in American folk song and lore, the chain-gang prisoner, is given as strong a presentation as ever he has had on the screen.
Fresh: A picture of chilling dramatic power.
Fresh: Newman gives an excellent performance, assisted by a terriffic supporting cast, including George Kennedy, outstanding as the unofficial leader of the cons who yields first place to Newman.
Fresh: A tough, honest film with backbone.
Cool Hand Luke
This is a FANTASTIC movie - one of the best ever made!!! Buy it as you'll want to watch it multiple times.
This movie has all the hallmarks of a great story: character development over time, plausible plot, realistic and historically accurate settings, and a commentary on the excesses of social power. Not recommended for those born after 1965... It does have the flash-bang of what currently passes for entertainment.
Paul Newman's greatest performance. Real emotion and imagery makes this rebel movie show that anything is possible. If you are a movie fan, this has to be in your collection.
Favorite Quote: Just standing in the Rain... Talking to myself....
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2014
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