Where have i been all this time? I never watched this movie until now. Being a number 1 in a 250 top movies in imdb ,The shawshank redemption offers the real quality of a movie. The cast and the story are just brilliant.
This movie brings a deep message, and you can feel it from the beginning till the end. There’s nothing impossible as long as you have hope.
Andy Dufresne: There are places in this world that aren’t made out of stone. That there’s something inside… that they can’t get to, that they can’t touch. That’s yours.
Red: What’re you talking about?
Andy Dufresne: Hope.
Like the tagline of this movie
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
Tim Robbins, played as Andy Dufresne, shows a very strong character, positive, smart, intelligent and inspiring. Dufresne was convicted to a murder of his cheating wife and her lover and given a life sentenced. But the truth is, he’s innocent and he never gives up hope. He was put in the Shawshank prison where he met Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding played by Morgan Freeman. Red was also sentenced to a death of a crime that he admitted but unlike Dufresne, he lost hope. He pass the time there by feeling nothing.
“They send u here for a life
That’s exactly what they take”
“But i’m telling u this walls are funny.
First u hate them
and then u get used to them,
enough time passes u get depends on them.”
This movie also show us how it is like the life behind the wall of a prison. Corrupted warder, sodomy, black market, and many other cruel things that usually happens in prison. I can not imagine how a person can survive with all that conditions.
My friend even said that “This is a man’s movie, so smart, brave, and valiant”. Frank Darabont really knows how to make a great movie. The line, cinematography and the story are just perfect. There are no unnecessary scenes made. This movie is perfect. Some even said that
“This is how the movies should be made”
And i couldn’t agree more.
5/5 stars from me.