This is a great movie. Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins act in their best roles. The movie portrays, Robbins who plays Andy Dufresne, an innocent men sentenced to serve two life sentences for the murder of his wife and her lover. While in prison he befriends “Red” (Freeman). Their friendship is a timeless theme and shows great compassion. The character development throughout the movie is the best out there.
Before prison Robbins was a smart banker and the Prison Warden and other prison guards take advantage of his financial intelligence for their own good and some hard times come on Robbins character because of it. I’m not going to spoil the ending, because I’m sure some readers have yet to see the movie. I would highly recommend the movie. The story line is filled with twist and turns, and for a prison movie set in the 1940s-1960s the movie has some great historical references.
I would put this movie as one of the best from the 90’s. It is certainly one of the best on the AFI list from the past 20 years.