Movie Review of Shawshank Redemption

Shawshank Redemption is a thrilling and mysterious film is directed by Frank Darabont, the director behind The Green Mile, The Walking Dead, and The Mist. The film stars many well known actors such as Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, and Bob Gunton. This film takes place in a prison located in Northeast America. This movie involves a lot of crime and drama.

A man named Andy Dufresne heads home to find his wife having an affair with another man who actually murders his wife. This opens the movie up to the mystery that evolves from that event. Andy who ends up being convicted for him wife murder gets sent to a prison in Maine where he stays to himself. While in prison he meets a man named Red who can smuggle things in and out, the price however depending on the risk. Throughout the movie the two become friends. Andy begins working in the laundry department where he over hears the captain of the prison guards mention that he is having financial trouble. Eventually he gets transferred to the library where he continues to help other guards with the financial problems.

The set design for the movie was well put together and all aspects of it were extremely realistic. The editing of the movie was good as well and featured many shots that were visually pleasing. Another good factor of the movie was the narrative that followed the story throughout the movie. The voice over helped the viewer of the movie follow the story line and not get lost within the plot.

Over all this was an enjoyable movie and is better suited for mature audiences.

Film Review by Jadarius Thompson

Below you can watch the movie trailer released in 1994

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