Today I watched The Shawshank Redemption for the first time and I know that this film is considered one of the best films of all time, so my expectations were high to say the least. I wasn't disappointed at all this film is outstanding, so now I'm going to explain that in more detail.
There are a ton of positives to this film, which include: a fantastic story, great story progression, great acting and there is a lot of emotion felt for the characters. To expand, the story in this film is fantastic and I was hooked from start to finish; with its 2 and a half hour run time I was afraid it could be slow, however the film had excellent story progression and I wasn't bored for a second. Any film with Morgan Freeman narrating is always good and makes this film even better, finally there is a lot of emotion in this film and in certain moments they are genuinely sad; the emotion in the film is not to the extent of 12 years a slave but it is still great not all films can truly move me. On the side of negatives there aren't any, it is a perfect film.
Overall this film is a masterpiece and as I can't find any negatives at all I have to rate this film: