Review for Shawshank Redemption - the movie

Director: Frank Darabont
Screenplay: Frank Darabont
Stephen King
Actors: Morgan Freeman,
Tim Robbins
Released: 1994
Genre: Prison-Drama
German Title: Die Verurteilten
The young banker Andy Dufresne, who gets two life sentences for killing his wife
and her lover. Andy didnīt do it but nobody believes him. Coming to the
prison of Shawshank in Maine, he experiences discipline, cruelty and murder.
His friendship with Red helps him to stay alive. He never gives up hope to get out one day....

I love, love, love this movie. Itīs my favorite after a King story ever. Itīs dramatic, sad,
powerful and gripping. Iīve already seen it more than 5 times and the beginning and ending
still makes me cry. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman are perfect in their roles as Andy and Red.
They move me to tears and laughter and made me always fear for their safety. Morgan was never better, (maybe only in "Seven") and Tim IS Andy, like I have always imagined him, when I was reading the story. Well, itīs really a great movie after a well-written story. One of my all-time favorites.

Some men, you canīt break.


Stephen King