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The Shawshank Redemption

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Plot Summary

A prominent banker unjustly convicted of murder spends many years in the Shawshank prison. He is befriended by a convict who knows the ropes and helps him to cope with the frightening realities of prison life.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 66
  • Fresh: 60
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Without a single riot scene or horrific effect, it tells a slow, gentle story of camaraderie and growth, with an ending that abruptly finds poetic justice in what has come before. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: It's the no-bull performances that hold back the flood of banalities. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Fresh: Freeman, who is simply a great actor, a man who has never struck a false note in his career, both narrates this tale and anchors it with his authoritative playing. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 15, 2011

Fresh: A testament to the human spirit... – Leonard Klady, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

If I could have 3 movies...

I'm glad to see itunes has this movie. It's soooo good. Even if youve seen it 23214985762345 times youll want to sit down and watch it again if its on. Its a movie that nevverrr gets old. Morgan Freeman is brilliant

This movie was very important to me

This movie is perhaps one of the best movies of our time. When I saw it, I was going through a rough time in my life. Now, whenever I'm going through a difficult time or about to embark on something new, I turn to this movie. If you want to see a movie that can truly have an impact on your life, this is the one. Everyone should see this movie, no matter who you are or where you are in your life.

The Greatest Movie Ever Made.

It is the greatest movie that ever made,may be after 1000 years,it is still the best.It keeps me thinking about the true meaning of life,and it is so inspiring.May be there won't be a great movie like this one in decades.

The Shawshank Redemption
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1994

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