Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Shawshank Redemption by Frank Darabont

Because this film is about hope, and we all hope for freedom from our bonds and sorrows, it is a universally appealing film, currently ranked #2 in the IMDB top 250.

It is a popular and mainstream film, with little being left unsaid. Based on a short story by Stephen King, the film presents the life in prison of an innocent man, a man who is extraordinarily determined to not become a victim of his circumstances.

The acting by Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins is utterly believable and their characters are so well fleshed out that we know them, feel with them, think what they are thinking, cry and laugh with them, and find an affirmation of life in their bond of friendship and understanding.

It is remarkable how a film about criminals sentenced for life can resonate so well with millions of people around the world.

Recommendation: Very Good

1 comment:

comfortably numb said...

Hi Harman,

Shawshank redemption is one of my most favourite films too. Morgan Freeman, I think is one of the best actors Hollywood has ever produced.