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Summary Wrongly convicted, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in in Maine's Shawshank prison for the murders of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940's, the film shows how Andy learns to get by in the brutal confines of prison, even earning the respect of his fellow inmates, most notably the longtime convic...

The Shawshank Redemption

Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 21 Critic Reviews
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82
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 2,164 User Ratings
8.9
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Summary Wrongly convicted, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in in Maine's Shawshank prison for the murders of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940's, the film shows how Andy learns to get by in the brutal confines of prison, even earning the respect of his fellow inmates, most notably the longtime convic...

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 21 Critic Reviews
82
90% Positive
19 Reviews
10% Mixed
2 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 21 Critic Reviews
82
90% Positive
19 Reviews
10% Mixed
2 Reviews
0% Negative
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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 2,164 User Ratings
8.9
92% Positive
1982 Ratings
2% Mixed
33 Ratings
7% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 2,164 User Ratings
8.9
92% Positive
1982 Ratings
2% Mixed
33 Ratings
7% Negative
149 Ratings

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Production Company Castle Rock Entertainment
Release Date Sep 1, 1994
Duration 2 h 22 m
Rating R
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Tagline Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
Academy Awards, USA
7 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
2 Nominations
Awards Circuit Community Awards
• 2 Wins & 12 Nominations