The Green Mile
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Thoughtful, intelligent movie for older teens.
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Rotten: The supernatural elements carry an undeniable emotional charge, but the solution to the underlying murder mystery is disappointingly tidy and trite.
- Derek Adams, Time Out, Saturday, June 24, 2006
Rotten: Overextending its welcome by a whole hour, Frank Darabont's film is the most commercially popular adaptation of a Stephen King novella, but also the dullest and slowest, a retro prison drama with something for everyone and not much for discerning viewers
- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Author Stephen King is good at touching folks' hearts as he is scaring the wits out of them. Case in point...Exhibit A: "The Shawshank Redemption". Exhibit B: "The Green Mile",released around Christmas of 1999,was also based on a short story by Stephen King and was also based inside the confinement of a state prison. Michael Clarke-Duncan(in his feature film debut was nominated for the Oscar of Best Supporting Actor)plays a mentally challenged man sent to death row for a double murder in 1930's Louisiana(at the height of the Jim Crow South). As the head guard,Tom Hanks(Oscar nominated for Best Actor),gets to know him,he realizes that he is not only the new but strange inmate,but possesses very special powers. With a strong supporting cast that includes David Morse,Bonnie Hunt,Michael Jeter, along with Sam Rockwell and James Cromwell,"The Green Mile" was one of the best dramas to come out of the 1990's,and it made Tom Hanks "the James Stewart of our generation".
- rayman0071, Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Extremely long, but very good movie. As you would expect from a Stephen King story, something a bit different and a lot of detail put into all the characters. The story was very sad also.
- romy861, Saturday, September 4, 2010