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The Green Mile
  • R
  • 3h 7m
  • 1999
Certified Fresh79%
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From award-winning writer-director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) and best-selling author Stephen King's novel comes the story of a man who didn't believe in miracles. Multiple Academy Award winner Tom Hanks leads a dynamic cast in a tale about life, death and the wonders of the human spirit, The Green Mile. Death row head guard Paul Edgecomb (Hanks--Forrest Gump, Philadelphia) has walked many inmates down the stretch of green linoleum that leads to Louisiana's electric chair. But never has he encountered anyone like John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan--Armageddon), a massive black man convicted of brutally killing two little white girls. When pain cripples Edgecomb, Coffey reaches from behind bars to lay healing hands on the stricken guard and rid him of the infection that racks his body.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh79%
Critics Consensus: Though The Green Mile is long, critics say it's an absorbing, emotionally powerful experience.
Reviews
Time Out
Derek Adams
Rotten

The supernatural elements carry an undeniable emotional charge, but the solution to the underlying...

June 21, 2017
Globe and Mail
Rick Groen
Rotten

Three long hours of wind, an exercise in titanic self-importance intent on passing off klunky rhet...

June 17, 2017
USA Today
Mike Clark
Fresh

The movie is worth walking, if not a mile, at least a couple of blocks to see.

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Thoughtful, intelligent movie has violence, cursing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Green Mile is a 1999 movie based on a Stephen King novel in which a newly arrived death-row inmate has a miraculous gift. In the film's most graphic scene, a man is brutally killed by a botched electric chair execution -- the man screams in excruciating pain as his skin visibly and audibly sizzles; comment is later made of how the smell of the execution will linger in the prison for a long time. A large man is shown sitting in a field with two dead little girls in both arms. Use of the "N" word, another racial slur, and the obsolete "colored" designation. Frequent profanity, including variations on "f--k." In a tense standoff with a prisoner, one of the guards urinates himself. Themes of racism, criminal justice, capital punishment, miracles, and faith even in the direst environments, and the treatment of the elderly in contemporary society are conveyed throughout this movie, and should provoke discussion and debate between parents and mature teens.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Release Date:December 10, 1999
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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