Watch: The Shawshank Redemption 1994 123movies, Full Movie Online – Chronicles the experiences of a formerly successful banker as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit. The film portrays the man’s unique way of dealing with his new, torturous life; along the way he befriends a number of fellow prisoners, most notably a wise long-term inmate named Red..
Plot: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates — including an older prisoner named Red — for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.
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First time seeing this in probably close to 20 years, maybe longer. Forgot how excellent of a movie this was, amazing all around from the performances, Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins especially, with a roller coaster of emotions. The writing (from Stephen King’s novel) direction from Frank Darabont was precise and just all around fantastic. This is the very rare 5 star movies I’ve given but it is easily one of the best movies, right up there in my book with The Godfather. **5.0/5**
Make way for the best film ever made people. **Make way.**
Stephen King’s best adapted movie
Misery and Stand By Me were the best adaptations up until this one, now you can add Shawshank to that list.
This is simply one of the best films ever made and I know I am not the first to say that and I certainly won’t be the last. The standing on the IMDb is a true barometer of that. #3 as of this date and I’m sure it could be number 1. So I’ll just skip all the normal praise of the film because we all know how great it is. But let me perhaps add that what I find so fascinating about Shawshank is that Stephen King wrote it.
King is one of the best writers in the world. Books like IT and the Castle Rock series are some of the greatest stories ever told. But his best adaptations are always done by the best directors. The Shining was brilliantly interpreted by Kubrick and of course the aforementioned Misery and Stand By Me are both by Rob Reiner. Now Frank Darabont comes onto the scene and makes arguably the best King film ever. He seems to understand what King wants to say and he conveys that beautifully.
What makes this film one of the best ever made is the message it conveys. It is one of eternal hope. Andy Dufresne, played by Tim Robbins, has been sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. But he never loses hope. He never gives up his quest to become a free man again. His years of tenacity, patience and wits keep him not only sane, but it gives his mind and a spirit a will to live. This film has a different feel to it. There has never been anything like it before and I don’t know if there will again.
I’m not going to say any more about this film, it has already been said, but just suffice to say that I am glad that Forrest Gump won best picture in 94. I would have been equally glad if Pulp Fiction or Shawshank would have won. It is that good of a movie and one that will be appreciated for years to come.
never give up hope
“The Shawshank Redemption” should have won Best Picture for 1994. A story of banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) getting falsely convicted of murder and sent to the hellish Shawshank prison, the movie is beyond amazing. In prison, Andy meets Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman), who was imprisoned many years earlier. Red gets Andy a poster of Rita Hayworth. Over the next twenty years, Andy experiences all the horrors that one would expect in jail: beatings by the guards, rapes by other inmates, and so on. But he never gives up hope.
This movie, like “Carrie”, “The Shining”, “Dolores Claiborne”, “The Green Mile” and “Hearts in Atlantis”, just goes to show what a great author Stephen King is. When we think of horror, we think of spooky horror, but “The Shawshank Redemption” is a different kind: personal horror. Pure genius. I can only hope that in the coming years, this movie is recognized as what it is: a masterpiece. I can’t believe that it won no Oscars!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 22 min (142 min)
Director Frank Darabont
Writer Stephen King, Frank Darabont
Actors Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 7 Oscars. 21 wins & 43 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL4S, Zeiss Standard Speed and Super Speed Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Zeiss Standard Speed and Super Speed Lenses
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (dailies), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color) (prints)
Film Length 3,907 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, EXR 200T 5293)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2021 remaster), Dolby Vision, HDR10, Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm