If a survey was ever conducted and people were asked whether they would rather die than spend the rest of their lives in jail for a murder they did not commit, my guess is that many people would choose death over a future like this. This is the main story of the Shawshank Redemption, which came out in 1994.
The movie Shawshank Redemption” with a score of 9.3 has the highest ranking on IMDB of any movie ever made. Why is this movie so great? In my opinion, its because it has the perfect story of revenge and triumph over pure evil and injustice. It would be a perfect world if real life worked out the way it does in great movies like the Shawshank Redemption and that is another reason why we go the movies, because we want life to work out so good always triumphs over evil, right over wrong. We want life to make sense, but too often it’s horribly unfair and evil seems to triumph over good way too often.
Shawshank is yet another example of an acting performance and an opportunity for greatness that happens only once in an entire career, in this case, Tim Robbins. It is a shame that Robbins never got a great leading role like this again and for this great performance, he was not even nominated for any best actor awards, but it seems that this is the life of an actor in Hollywood. You have the very fortunate few and then everybody else who try their whole careers for that one great role. Morgan Freeman is also in this movie in arguably one of his best roles as Tim Robbin’s friend and Freeman was nominated for best actor in a leading role for Shawshank.
Shawshank Redemption came out in 1994 and most people have seen it by now, but if you haven’t you owe it to yourself to see one of the greatest movies ever produced.