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Year
1994
Runtime
142 min.
Director
Frank Darabont
Genres
Crime, Drama
Rating *
9.3
Votes *
1,740,968
Checks
109,123
Favs
16,603
Dislikes
393
Favs/checks
15.2% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
42:1
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  1. ChrisReynolds's avatar

    ChrisReynolds

    Definitely a very good movie, though I don't think it should be ranked as the best of all time by IMDb. Because of the nature of the IMDb's consensus voting I think it gets to the top because it's the most difficult movie to dislike, rather than one which might be better, but contain challenging elements which might cause some people to rate it lower. I don't want to sound too down on this film though because I do like it. It puts across its themes of hope and redemption well, it's got a great script, and great acting across the board. Some of the plot seems a little forced at times, but the movie does a very good job of allowing the viewer to sympathesis with Andy Dufresne and root for him to succeed. 8 years 4 months ago
  2. Dennisvaniersel's avatar

    Dennisvaniersel

    Really good movie. But not necessarily the best movie ever. Watch it, but don't expect a masterpiece. 7 years 9 months ago
  3. Book of Sand's avatar

    Book of Sand

    The definition of middlebrow cinema 10 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #1 in IMDb's Top 250
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  2. This movie ranks #1 in IMDb's Drama Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #1 in IMDb's 1990s Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #4 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  5. This movie ranks #5 in FilmTotaal Forum's Top 100
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  6. This movie ranks #9 in MovieSense 101
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  7. This movie ranks #9 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  8. This movie ranks #16 in FOK!'s Film Top 250
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  9. This movie ranks #23 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers
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  10. This movie ranks #25 in iCheckMovies's Most Checked
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  11. This movie ranks #26 in Reddit Top 250
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  12. This movie ranks #72 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies
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  13. This movie ranks #88 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  14. This movie ranks #99 in iCheckMovies's Most Favorited
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  15. This movie ranks #139 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  16. This movie ranks #398 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  17. This movie ranks #440 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  18. This movie ranks #697 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  19. This movie ranks #801 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  20. This movie ranks #877 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  21. This movie ranks #945 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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