The Green Mile (1999)
A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.
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Sorry, this movie sucks
It's complicated... I really like the directing, acting and writing but, there are issues with the way it's shot that I just can't deny. As much as I love the storytelling and the fantastic performance but, there are also certain scenes that didn't need to exist.
This film is so real. It treats its characters with so much care and sensitivity.
This is the 200th review I have written, and I wanted to review a classic that is one of my favorite movies! The Green Mile, based on a series of novellas by Stephen King, is about a prison guard who runs a death row. He befriends an inmate, who has the power to heal by kissing someone and touching what needs healing. This is one of the most powerfully emotional movies I have ever seen-and it's one of the few that actually make me cry. (If you don't cry at the end you have no soul!) This is also written and directed by the writer/director of The Shawshank Redemption-another Stephen King adaptation. Both of these films were Best Picture nominees as well. This lost to American Beauty, and this earned it so much more!(It's rated 1% higher on this website!) Such an emotionally powerful movie this is! Very highly recommended!
One of the points critics often mention is the fact that the guards on death row are too kind. Too sensitive. This might be true, I can't tell, I've never been on death row before. Neither have most of the critics, I assume. Maybe the nefarious Percy was indeed more realistic, but if there's one absolutely awful person it's gotta be him. I think that Death Row should really be like this. They may be criminals, but they're still people who are about to die. Some kindness can go a long way.This picture might be somewhat predictable, cheesy even. Yet that is not the point here. This film is meant to inspire you. To make you think. Think about the world we live in. John Coffey's speech shows this. Powerful words delivered with great eloquence. "Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head, all the time... Can you understand?"Never in my life have I been more moved by words. John Coffey was a shining light, in a world of immense darkness. Some may call this movie naive. Only meant for the gullible. I don't think that's true. This movie makes you painfully aware of all the injustice and wrong in this world. And John Coffey knew it. He knew it all. He did not stand up to heal more people. He asked to be released of it. I do not call that gullible or naive. I call that thought-provoking. In the real world, too, people are aware.This film is beautiful. Three hours will fly by. Your emotions will be a rollercoaster. This isn't just a good movie. This is a riveting experience.
Ce film est un classique, toujours efficace, qui pose les bonnes questions.
A truly useless film, without any meaning. A great disappointment. I do not understand how it could have been so successful