There is a reason The Shawshank Redemption tops many people’s favorite movie list, it is as good as advertised. Andy Dufresne’s perseverance, cleverness and strength throughout his undeserving stay at Shawshank State Prison are qualities to be admired.
Much like The Count of Monte Cristo, which is referenced in the film, Dufresne eventually gets revenge and peace. This tale is not just about an innocent man’s unfair imprisonment, this story also shows that sometimes the good guys may not always be of high moral standing. For example, all viewers were happy to see Red, an admitted murderer, skip parole and meet Andy in Mexico. We were also happy to see the bullet go through the warren’s head, who to outsiders seemed like an upstanding citizen.
If you haven’t seen this movie, watch it. It deserves all the hype it receives.
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