It's the no-bull performances that hold back the flood of banalities. Robbins and Freeman connect with the bruised souls of Andy and Red to create something undeniably powerful and moving. show more
If the film is perhaps a little slow in its middle passages, maybe that is part of the idea, too, to give us a sense of the leaden passage of time, before the glory of the final redemption. show more
This is a movie with every facet shining in place, every word charged and resonant. [23 Sept 1994] show more
My favorite line..."Either get busy livin', or get busy dyin' "...This movie mirrored my life for a time so errily well...
This is my fav movie; great characters that draw you in.....When Tim Robbins decides to play the opera music and take the punishment....it has meaning
This was an awesome movie. One of my favs.