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The Green Mile [Blu-ray]
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Great film about seeing past the superficial aspects of someone, and their perceived shortcomings/faults, and finding the true strength of their heart. Also touches on the egocentricity of someone with new "power" and a connection to real power, and how cruelty combined with that makes for a dangerous combination- and beautiful karma. I always get more out of this film each time I see it. Great ensemble cast.
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Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is the head guard on death row. It is called the Green Mile by those at the prison because of the green floor that convicted men must walk to the electric chair. John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan) is convicted in court for the murder of two little girls. He is a giant of a man and everybody believes that he must have done it but Paul begins to wonder if it is true.

John is quiet and respectful of other people unlike a fellow prisoner. He also has special powers that manifest themselves in front of the eyes of the death row guards. They begin to doubt that John Coffey is a murderer, but.....

This is a superb story that has been brought to the media of film in a perfect way. The casting for the actors in this movie was one of the best I have ever seen. The acting is astounding and the entire cast is perfect for their roles. It is a story about the supernatural powers of one man and the evil that exists in the world. John Coffey knows who killed the girls and in his own way he finds some retribution for the crime.

This is an outstanding movie and if you like Stephen King you will absolutely love this movie!

If you like Stephen King stories, then this is one that becomes a masterpiece when it is put into film. I highly recommend that you watch this film and enjoy it.
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on July 18, 2017
I might be the last person on the planet to watch this movie, but if there are any more of you laggards out there, get busy and rent it. This was one of my all-time favorite Tom Hanks movies. Some of it was pretty hard to watch but it had a tenderness that had me crying like a baby by the end.
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on April 28, 2017
10 by 10!
I rarely give a FIVE star rating - regardless of the item.
But this movie ... you need to see - to understand why.
Don't forget the popcorn.
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on January 12, 2001
Writer-director Frank Darabont adapts Stephen King's story for the screen, choosing to let the characters and plot gently unfold at a leisurely pace ... thus creating a splendid example of visual story-telling. Tom Hanks, as the tale's narrator, once again demonstrates his incredible generosity as an actor; although his is the leading role, he delivers a superb ensemble performance that never overwhelms his co-stars. It's nice to see him reunited with Gary Sinise ("Forrest Gump") and Barry Pepper ("Saving Private Ryan"), and his scenes with the wonderful Michael Clarke Duncan give the movie its emotional heart. Great work is also turned in by Michael Jeter as the sympathetic Del, Doug Hutchison as a wormy guard, and Patricia Clarkson as the woman who receives a miracle. It's also nice to see veteran players Dabbs Greer and Eve Brent (she played Jane to Gordon Scott's Tarzan in the 1950's) given a chance to shine in the roles of the aged Hanks and his nursing home romance. Worth seeing for the performances alone, the film also offers a wonderful blend of drama, mystery, and fantasy; some striking sets; and is beautifully photographed.
The DVD is a real treat. The film to video transfer cannot be faulted; picture and sound are both sharp and clear. And there are some great bonus features, including the theatrical trailer and a short production documentary (make sure you watch this all the way to end -- past the credits -- or you'll miss a great comedic payoff). "The Green Mile" is solid gold, and this is one DVD that deserves a space in your home theatre library.
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on September 1, 2013
Could anyone really adapt Steven King's six-part serial novel for the big screen and truely capture all the elements that made this story great? Unfortunetly not but that doesn't mean this movie isn't excellent. Tom Hanks is brilliant as prison guard Paul Edgecomb, a man who thought everything in his life was straight-forward only to have his views challenged, turning him into a conflicted character who isn't sure what the right thing to do is. Michael Clark Duncan makes you want to stand up in your living room to applaude his riveting performance as the simple John Coffey (like the drink...only not spelled the same), who is more than meets the eye. This film is worth every minute (and there are a lot of minutes) andI'd advise you to have a box of tissues handy for the ending. I won't say more about that except it isn't exactly like you might expect...unless you've read the book. Whether you have or not...enjoy.
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on August 15, 2017
Great movie starring Tom Hanks---have not finished it yet but so far I really like it
Excellent movie and story line
would purchase again
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on August 27, 2013
Based on an incredible story, this is an incredible movie. I have seen enough Stephen King stories adapted for the big screen that have ben train wrecks, it's nice to see a writer/director combo that can fill out the story and make it come alive the way the Green Mile does. The casting is absolutely perfect all the way around and this remains one my all time favorite movies. I can watch it again and again and it never gets old.
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on April 15, 2015
during the 1930's a guard in a execution prison Tom hanks, discovers a big tall black man who has the gift of healing received by God. He can't figure out why a special person from God would commit murder and sentenced to death. Later it is revealed that this man was mistakenly accused for someone else for the murder of two girls. This movie brings a tear drop to your eye and with a twist ending. Good direction with convincing acting by Tom Hanks and other casts.
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on August 21, 2016
I love this movie! I thought there would be a lot of cut scenes, but most of what you see on TV is pretty much of what is on the DVD, except some cursing and one particular scene which doesn't hurt the flow of the movie much. A great addition for all Tom Hanks fans.
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