Thursday, 27 May 2010

(500) Films of Empire - Day 253

331 - The Green Mile - 4 stars
The Frank Darabont/Stephen King prison movie that isn't The Shawshank Redemption.
It seems that this is often thought of as a lesser film to the more popular Shawshank but it is a film populated by a cast that do not put a single foot wrong. From Tom Hanks' lead prison guard to Michael Clarke Duncan's miraculous man-child to a deliciously evil Sam Rockwell, and smaller roles for David Morse and Doug Hutchison.
The story may drag slightly over its three hour run time but it manages to keep the audience gripped wth the central storyline of John Coffey's healing powers and innocence of the crime he is on death row for.
It's three different takes on execution by electric chair make you wish that you never suffer that fate.

Day remaining - 112 Films remaining - 136

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