Movie Review: The Shawshank Redemption

Posted on December 18, 2006

The Shawshank RedemptionLaura and I were looking for a movie to watch the other day so I took a look at the old collection which includes classics like Beverly Hills Cop, Back to the Future, Raiders of the lost Ark and many others. What surfaced was The Shawshank Redemption. We hadn’t watched that movie in a while and it just seemed to fit our Saturday afternoon mood.

About 10 minutes into the movie Laura and I looked at each other in amazement as we had forgotten how great the movie was. From Andy’s (Tim Robbins) sentence and jailing, to the time where Andy first shows his financial expertise and solidifies his role in the prison all the way through to his final redemption the story engrosses you. Of course with Stephen King behind the story I would expect nothing less.

The Shawshank Redemption is truly a classic piece of film and it got robbed at the 1995 Oscars by Forrest Gump. Sure, Forrest Gump was a great movie too but it beat out Shawshank in every category and I think Shawshank deserved to win at least a couple of the seven Oscar’s they were nominated for. That said, if you are looking for a good movie head back ten years or so and check out The Shawshank Redemption. You won’t be disappointed.

In Theaters Now: I don’t want to give anything away so I won’t say much other than go see Apocalypto. It’s a great film, visually stunning and it makes a lot of parallels, whether intended or not, to our current society. Two thumbs up for sure.

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