The Shawshank Redemption
1994
****½
Director: Frank Darabont
Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Clancy Brown, William Sadler

Frank Darabont’s directorial debut is a long but beautifully told story about friendship between two convicts who serve time in the Shawshank State Penitentiary. The excellent Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman play these two men. The film is warm and uplifting, and only the prison clichés blemish its brilliance. Based on a Stephen King short story Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.