The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (mini-review++)

shaw.jpg(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 8

directing 9

effects 8

editing 8

writing 9


5 out of 5 🐙


I don’t really have anything significant to add that hasn’t already been said by far smarter people. Or maybe I’m just being lazy. I will say that this is the most satisfying and joy-inducing ending ever. If you don’t smile at the end of this movie, you have no soul. And that’s cool. I’m not judging the soulless. We all have our issues.







(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)


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