|Cast: Tim Robbins,
Director(s): Frank Darabont
Genre: Social Drama
The rare excellent adaptation of a Stephen King book. Also the rare non-spooky King book. Just a great prison story. I love elaborate prison-break schemes.
This movie blew me away. This one one of my "movies of the year". Excellent prison break.
You see, I feel the movie was a faithful adaptation of not only the plot of the short-story by Stephen King, but also the "feeling", the in-touch with the common man style of his writing.
Most people dismiss him as "That Guy Who Writes Horror Novels" but don't read works like this.
I must concur with you all on this one. Loved the characters!
Wow! We all agree! It must be the apocalypse!
That cinches it: I'm buying a lotto today!
Even I liked this film. I have seen it several times (it seems to be constantly on TV), and I never tire of it. The storytelling, and the story itself, are simply brilliant! The understated tone of the film is also one of its strengths. There are no extreme highs or lows; rather all emotions are measured. Therefore it provides for a very serene and yet satisfying viewing experience.
Just RE-watched this last night on "Spike TV" (bastion of old CSI re-runs, Axe body-spray commercials and ads for "Girls gone Wild"...sigh, makes me embarassed to be male, but I digress...)
JUST as powerful now as it was when I first saw it...amazing story, told in a easy-flowing, easy-going tone...I was exhausted from a long weekend, this was on late yet it STILL kept me engaged and awake throughout the whole thing.
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