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The Green Mile (1999)

Fantasy | 189 minutes
4,28 12.959 votes

Genre: Fantasy / Drama

Duration: 189 minuten

Alternative title: Stephen King's The Green Mile

Country: United States

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Stars: Tom Hanks, David Morse and Bonnie Hunt

IMDb score: 8,6 (1.415.988)

Releasedate: 10 December 1999

The Green Mile plot

"Miracles do happen."

As Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) spends his days in a retirement home, he looks back on his life as a prison guard. For years he served in the 'Trench of Death' of Cold Mountain Prison. During the Great Depression, Edgecomb developed a special bond with one of the prisoners, giant John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan) who was charged with the rape and murder of two little girls. There was just something very special about him...

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avatar van leatherhead


  • 3556 messages
  • 1813 votes

Take Shawshank and stick another hour after it .

Cliche, good, tacky story that lasts way too long. That's the best description of this movie. As for the acting, I just don't think Tom Hanks is a good actor and reaffirms that here, and I don't think the rest of the cast comes across too strong either. Also a lot of cheap sentiment (that little mouse, come on say ), packed with clichés and caricatural, one-dimensional characters.

The only positive thing I can get out of these kinds of films is that it is simply easy to look away, which is actually also the big weakness of the film. These kind of far too safe stories just won't be my thing. 1.5* I think is more than enough.

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avatar van umbra


  • 3753 messages
  • 3483 votes

Okay, so I just saw this one, always thought this wasn't for me, I really didn't like shawshank redemption, I didn't like the poster/frontpic and I wasn't really a Tom Hanks fan either. So all that kept me from watching this one and it was mainly horror that struck the clock, while I now give many more genres the chance and often appreciate it. That is more than the case with this one, damn what a beautiful film, which, despite the long running time, never gets boring and really takes you completely into the beauty of this story. I was really glued to the screen, had my full attention, empathized with the giant John, hated Percy, the drama along with the more fantasy part, everything just clicked so well, a real masterpiece and soooo glad I finally got this one looked anyway. Going to put this one in my top 10 right away.

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avatar van MisterJames


  • 103 messages
  • 219 votes

Beautiful film that always manages to move me, even after having seen it 3 times. Good acting from Duncan Jones and Hanks, and Rockwell, the character John Coffey is one you don't see in many other movies. In addition, it is beautifully filmed, and there is beautiful, sometimes uplifting music behind it. The best thing about The Green Mile was the story, it takes time but has a pleasant pace, takes the twists you want to see, and builds up to an ending that you won't soon forget!

Beautiful classic with a beautiful story and good acting, one of my favorites, 4.5!

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