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  1. Lina
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    Surprisingly, I haven't seen the movie until yesterday, I always believed I would not like it. But it was just amazing. Great actors, wonderful plot... everything is right! Though, for me it appeared to be very scary, I even closed my eyes a few times... What a cruel way to kill people. I know they are murderers, criminals, they probably deserve that... But after the movie I started to think that such criminals deserve to be imprisoned, but not to be killed. Well... The movie made me thinking, that's a good thing:)
  2. FlakeNoir
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    It is one of my favourite stories of all time. (book and movie both) The movie is fantastically done and doesn't it just make you bleed inside and question your whole morality?

    (And have I mentioned lately that I love Tom Hanks?)
  3. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...some minor(to me)liberties were taken in the filming, but it didn't ruin a fine adaptation and even finer acting...Hanks is one of our best, and Michael?...well, we lost a good one there...
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    I really love this book and I loved the movie too. But the movie made me cry. I love Michael as Coffey. I cried when he went to the clearing in real life.
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  5. Out of Order
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    Out of Order ?

    The actor who played Mr. Jingles got a lifetime supply of Velveeta for that performance.........
  6. Bevee-from-the-Levee
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    Bevee-from-the-Levee Well-Known Member

    This is one of the best movies that I have ever seen. Tom Hanks, along with the other guard's acting is impeccable as is Michael Clarke Duncan's portrayal of John Coffey.

    A fantastic book, a great movie and a wonderful cast!!
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  7. cat in a bag
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    Well then! Problem solved! Everyone meet at Mr. Jingles' place for the Super Bowl! :)
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  8. Out of Order
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    Out of Order ?

    :D

    You think we would all fit?
  9. Christine62
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    Yes! This is a great movie--human connections all around--a Masterpiece! Eat that Kubrick!
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  10. doowopgirl
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    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I love The Green Mile, both book and film. The characters and the atmosphere were so well portrayed on film. Perfectly cast.
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  11. guido tkp
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    meh...good movie...OK, servicable adaption...that's about it...

    well....someone's gotta bring da troof !!

    the only director that might be able to schmooze real dramatic tension into treacle with greater ease is probably ron howard...

    i know i'm in a minute minority but...quite frankly, i'd rather watch any kubrick film than any darabont film any day
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  12. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I think you are probably right about that last part - rotting away in jail for the rest of your life is likely worse punishment than being put to death!
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    I loved that film, and when I read the books the character Coffey was portrayed just as I imagined him to be in the film, which was brilliantly played by Michael Clarke Duncan,and just goes to show what a fine actor he was....
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  14. The Nameless
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    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    Yep, add me to the list of big fans of this movie. All the main characters were acted brilliantly - Paul, Coffey, Bill, Percy, brutal etc. I just love this film.

    m.c.d was brilliant, I loved his portrayal of Coffey when he was watching top hat (never saw me a flicker show, boss).
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  15. Kurben
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    Kurben Well-Known Member

    Yes without a doubt one of the best movies based on King. Stand by me, Shawshank redemption and Dolores Claiburne are contenders. Perhaps Carrie and Misery
  16. Bryan James
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    ^ I agree with this and don't need to add anything, your Honor.
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  17. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Cut that out! (you make me laugh :rofl:)
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  18. Jim Oxandale
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    Jim Oxandale New Member

    I'm in total agreement with this assessment.
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  19. weezergirl
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    :rofl: you just cracked me up sir!
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  20. lovely1
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    lovely1 Active Member

    This movie was very well done. I have to watch it whenever it's on cable.
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