The Shawshank Redemption

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Gritty prison tale has positive messages, lots of profanity.

R 1994 142 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 41 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 152 reviews

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age 18+

Is it really redemption?

The Shawshank Redemption does not display true redemption. All characters are corrupted in their own ways by the end of the film except Red and Brooks, and the amount of profanity, violence, and obscene sexual insinuations was not worth this so called "redeeming ending". I would not recommend this movie for kids or anyone who has difficulty watching continual violence. Gang rape, violence, fraud, and a dismal portrayal or Christian people is what I saw in this movie, and found it disappointing overall.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 4+

I suggest this movie for those who have hope. watch this movie at least once. my friend suggest me this movie i just want to thanks' her.

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