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The Shawshank Redemption

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About the Movie

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

greatest movie of all time

This is the best movie ever made. The narrative is phenomenal and captivating while the acting is superb. I will watch this 500 times more and never get sick of it. I am surprised that this is not available for purchase. Can iTunes please make this available for purchase??

Greatest movie - Bad Title

This is probably the greatest movie ever. To bad it was given such an impossible name. Out of fear to mispronounce the movie name, I bet there where many that missed it in the theaters or at the video stores. Now it's their chance...

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

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