The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review

The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review

27 years have passed, but nothing can beat this masterpiece. Directed by Frank Darabont, the man who also directed The Mist and The Green Mile, and stars Morgan Freeman who is famous for his very distinctive narrative voice.

Just looking at the director and the cast, it makes sense that The Shawshank Redemption gets a 9.3 rating on IMDB, which then makes it the highest-rated film of all time.

If you look at the year of its release, namely 1994, this film is at least more than 27 years old. But strangely, until now not a single film has been able to exceed the rating achieved by The Shawshank Redemption.

Actually, what makes this film so special? At least that's the question that had crossed my mind before watching it. But after watching it, it all starts to make sense.

The Shawshank Redemption tells the story of a smart banker, Andy Dufresne, who has to spend time in Shawshank prison after being accused of killing his wife and her lover. For this crime, Andy was sentenced 2 times to life in Shawshank prison which seems to be the last place to spend his life.

Throughout the film, the story will focus on Andy Dufresne's story while in Shawshank prison, about how he survives and goes through the routine of a normal convict until he makes a valuable friend.

This film gives a real picture of life in prison which may look terrible in the eyes of ordinary people. If you look at it from the point of view of the new prisoners, Shawshank prison does look like that, complete with guards who have almost no mercy to beat you to death if you don't obey or violate the existing rules.

Even so, in the eyes of the old prisoners, Shawshank prison seemed to have become a part of their lives. They even consider Shawshank to be a house they don't want to leave because when they are in the outside world, no one will know them, and there will be no more privileges they will get like in prison.

There are lots of lessons that can be taken from this film, starting from friendship, social life, hope, and betrayal. The relatively long duration of the film (about 140 minutes) makes the story presented perfectly from all sides, both from the message, and the characterizations, everything is integrated into a work of film that is worth it for you to watch at least once a lifetime.

To be honest, after watching it, the Shawshank Redemption film immediately has its part in my mind, like making a memory to remember every part of the scene from this film which is so hard to forget. As Slank said, too sweet to forget.

Many elements make The Shawshank Redemption an unforgettable masterpiece. A small example can be seen in how this film's storytelling model works. From start to finish, the plot is presented in a very constant manner, neither fast nor slow, keeping my eyes glued to the screen while watching it.

Andy Dufresne's characterization, played by Tim Robbins, is also brilliant. As a quiet banker, Andy Dufresne managed to make a cold personal impression from the first time he appeared. Even the judges at his trial did not think twice about sentencing, because from the start his eyes always looked blank, like a cold-blooded psychopath who never regretted what he had done.

But behind his cold demeanor, Andy Dufresne has a hope that he has always wanted. This was always clearly seen on his face, which seemed to always be thinking about something that no one knew about. Andy Dufresne's dream will also be revealed slowly, making his character's true identity begin to emerge.

Redd (Morgan Freeman), who became Andy's close friend, also became a side character who made a lasting impression in this film. His role as someone who can get everything makes him the right person to be Andy Dufresne's partner in crime. Unlike other inmates, Redd has known that Andy is someone special to him from the first time he was put in Shawshank prison. And sure enough, throughout the film, the closeness between the two will end in an ending that you will never forget.



As a mystery drama film, Shawshank Redemption can keep those who watch it glued to the screen with a plot that is presented very well. I don't know, even though the duration is more than 2 hours, it doesn't feel like watching this film at all, you know - I just finished watching it, I enjoyed it so much.

For lovers of the mystery and prison break genres, The Shawshank Redemption should be on your list. You don't need to worry about the year it was released, because in my own opinion, the directing style of this film is very good, it's just nice to look at, there are no scenes that bother the eye, so I can say that there is not the slightest gap to make this film look bad, although if you look at the year of release, this film can be considered "old school".



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