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

SW SCORE: 42

5 out of 5 🐙

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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.

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(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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