Director : Frank Darabont
Starring : Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free
Much had been said and I am shy to admit that I only watch it recently, 15 years after the movie was made and let me tell you, when it's timeless classic, it is no matter how many years gone by. It feels like watching a new movie and nothing short of entertaining. It's in a actor-narrating style and in this case, it's Morgan Freeman. I always think some actors' voices are so distinct and recognizable great for a role of narrator and Morgan Freeman is one of them. Both Robbins and Freeman aced here and their chemistry is just spot-on and perfect. Robbins is an intense actor but controlled and made a great acting couple with Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking). Freeman is famously snubbed in Oscar for this particular role though nominated. This man had amassed a huge variety of characters including convict, US president and for God's sake, God Himself!!!! And next he will be the legendary Nelson Madela in The Human Factor.
Totally enjoyable and it has so many quotes and interesting dialogues worth catching, i.e. as cliche as it will be... Get busy living, or get busy dying.