June 21, 2006

Good, Someone Else Said It

"Why it's okay to hate it: Forget about one of the best two or three movies ever made: This film isn't even one of the top three King adaptations: It falls a few stops short of the high standard set by Carrie, The Shining, and The Dead Zone. King's story about troubled men finding friendship and, well, redemption behind bars comes off as a dignified throwback to classic Hollywood, but its bland austerity often turns the drama to stone. In the hands of director Frank Darabont, the brutality of prison life looks faintly like nostalgia."
-Noel Murray, in The Onion AV Club, coming out as the second American (after me) who doesn't think "The Shawshank Redemption" is all that special. The rest of the piece is worth reading, too. Posted by Stephen Silver at June 21, 2006 02:27 PM

Wow, and this from the guy who liked Soopertroopers.

Posted by: J. Lichty at June 26, 2006 06:46 PM
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