The Green Mile

The Green Mile

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Fantasy prison drama based on Stephen King’s award-winning serial novel, from the director of The Shawshank Redemption. Tom Hanks stars as a prison officer working on Death Row who, along with others at the penitentiary, begins  to question the death sentence handed to a gentle giant (Michael Clarke Duncan). More

Paul Edgecomb (Hanks) recalls his time as a corrections officer at Cold Mountain Penitentiary in the summer of 1935, working alongside his fellow guards Brutus (David Morse), Harry (Jeffrey DeMunn) and Dean (Barry Pepper). One day, they place John Coffey (Duncan) in line for Death Row, a large black man accused of raping and killing two young white girls. But when this gentle giant displays mysterious and extraordinary powers, both the officers and the inmates begin to question Coffey’s sentence.

The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Michael Clarke Duncan.

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1999189 minsUSA
DramaFantasy

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The Green Mile | Reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A story with beginning, middle, end, vivid characters, humour, outrage and emotional release. Dickensian.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Unassumingly strong, moving performances and Mr. Darabont's durable storytelling make it a trip worth taking...

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BBC

BBC

There is no doubt that the director has mistaken size for quality with bum-numbing consequences.

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Salon

Salon

Lost amid the bloated sprawl of The Green Mile is a halfway decent episode of The Twilight Zone.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

The Green Mile is irritatingly repetitious and piled high with long-foreseen conclusions.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Polished it is, profound it ain't. A big, tasty meal that lacks the nourishment of Shawshank.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

To more than a few viewers, this one will feel like a life sentence.

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Variety

Variety

(Darabont's) points would still be clear enough without the epic treatment.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Resonant characterisation, expansive plotting, and judicious use of exterior locations and flashbacks...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Nearly everyone is upstaged by the mouse.

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The Green Mile | Release Details

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