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Year
1994
Runtime
142 min.
Director
Frank Darabont
Genres
Crime, Drama
Rating *
9.3
Votes *
1,740,968
Checks
100,773
Favs
15,372
Dislikes
357
Favs/checks
15.3% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
43:1
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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. 4 years 11 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. 4 years 4 months ago
  3. JeezusKrist's avatar

    JeezusKrist

    Awesome it is!

    How come I only watched it now?

    No wonder it's number 1 in so many lists...
    5 years 2 months ago
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In 22 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #1 in Crime
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  2. This movie ranks #1 in Drama
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  3. This movie ranks #1 in 1990s
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  4. This movie ranks #1 in Top 250
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  5. This movie ranks #2 in FOK! top 250
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  6. This movie ranks #4 in Empire 500
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  7. This movie ranks #5 in FilmTotaal top 100
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  8. This movie ranks #9 in MovieSense 101
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  9. This movie ranks #9 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  10. This movie ranks #13 in Reddit top 250
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  11. This movie ranks #23 in AFI's 100 years...100 cheers
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  12. This movie ranks #28 in iCheckMovies - Most Checked
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  13. This movie ranks #72 in AFI's 100 years...100 movies
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  14. This movie ranks #87 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  15. This movie ranks #129 in iCheckMovies - Most Favorite
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  16. This movie ranks #139 in 501 Must See Movies
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  17. This movie ranks #397 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  18. This movie ranks #453 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  19. This movie ranks #701 in National Film Registry
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  20. This movie ranks #805 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  21. This movie ranks #877 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  22. This movie ranks #941 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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