Shawshank Redemption Movie Review ey. I have personally been itching to watch this movie again. So, that I could do more of a fresh and straight-forward review.
Director Frank Darabont’s best prison movie: Shawshank Redemption bases itself on the novelette of Stephan King by almost the same name. But the screenplay written by Frank Darabont himself changes a bit to fit the viewing audience and features the stars like Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton.
Wrongly accused successful lawyer Andy Dufresne becomes an unconventional prisoner and befriends Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding. Both eventually end up finding solace after years of moral dilemma and walking on the edge of good versus bad.
Shawshank is currently at the top of the prison movies list on IMDb. But I’d argue it is on top of any list that is about good movies. This is one of those rare cinematic masterpieces to which you can dedicate all of your good vocabulary, and no one will argue.
Shawshank Redemption is the best redemption story. However, is the redemption story of Red? or Andy? Perhaps even prison? A question of the century and every film lover!
The positive tone and the message it sends is probably one of the main reasons many people like the movie. The notion that no matter how bad your situation is. There is always a way out, in the literal and figurative sense, is the type of faith I’d convert to. The balance between the evil and the good being equally important. And thus, one should not attempt prioritization of either if one intends to achieve a total self-liberation.
The element of “hope” is popularly used in prison movies. But good prison movies use this facet of structure in a way that is not too cliche yet brings about desperateness and transient ephemeral quality in vivid presence throughout the movie.
Shawshank Redemption Review
Shawshank Redemption is to prison movies what Godfather is to mafia movies. There is fundamentally no flaws, no abandoned sub-plots, or left out character work, or lacking arcs. It is a very well written and directed movie. A movie that tells a complex story with clarity, compassion, and adoration to human nature.
If I were to use an analogy. I’d say it’s like tasting multilayered cake. Whereas each layer is as good as the layer above and an eternal after taste that never goes away.
I have watched about a dozen prison movies before starting to write the Shawshank Redemption movie review. But none to my liking. It’s like watching Shawshank Redemption elevated my sense of enjoying prison movies, or just any good movie in general. And now, I keep comparing every other movie to this one.
It is amazing to have a movie like this which even when people don’t really like it, won’t criticize it. Because they know, it is still a piece of masterpiece they could not understand or bother to.
My personal impressions were just as positive even after the hundredth of views. It is a classic, and a true testament to human nature, and human optimism. To the artful medium of filmmaking that can deliver us those emotions, feelings, and one-of-a-kind entertainment with such clarity and love that the audience no choice but to reciprocate the love and adorations in return.