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Subj: Re: Contraversial opinion: The Shawshank Redemption isn't very good
Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 07:03:22 pm CDT (Viewed 563 times)
Reply Subj: Contraversial opinion: The Shawshank Redemption isn't very good
Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 04:43:17 pm CDT (Viewed 789 times)

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Does anyone agree with me? Can anyone convince me otherwise?

My criticisms:
- Almost no female characters (I do get why, but I don't like it).
- Ridiculously/needlessly villainous characters (for example, what was the Warden's motivation for being a villain?).
- Cliched premise of the good guy wrongly accused.
- Cliched wise old black man stereotype.
- Hokey/sappy dialogue and plot.
- Homophobia.

The one thing I liked was the scene featuring the old man who couldn't adapt to life outside the prison. That saved the film from being forgettable. But I keep seeing this movie in people's Top Ten lists, and I just don't get it.


I think it's a great movie. One of my favorites. The one thing bad I can say about it is that it is a LONG movie. But there really isn't anything they could have cut.

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