The Green Mile (1999)
A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.
Please don't spend money on this.
Let's be realistic.
There's no way I can possibly love it entirely but I just think its ridiculously bad, but enjoyable at the same time.
All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
One of the points critics often mention is the fact that the guards on death row are too kind. Too sensitive. This might be true, I can't tell, I've never been on death row before. Neither have most of the critics, I assume. Maybe the nefarious Percy was indeed more realistic, but if there's one absolutely awful person it's gotta be him. I think that Death Row should really be like this. They may be criminals, but they're still people who are about to die. Some kindness can go a long way.This picture might be somewhat predictable, cheesy even. Yet that is not the point here. This film is meant to inspire you. To make you think. Think about the world we live in. John Coffey's speech shows this. Powerful words delivered with great eloquence. "Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head, all the time... Can you understand?"Never in my life have I been more moved by words. John Coffey was a shining light, in a world of immense darkness. Some may call this movie naive. Only meant for the gullible. I don't think that's true. This movie makes you painfully aware of all the injustice and wrong in this world. And John Coffey knew it. He knew it all. He did not stand up to heal more people. He asked to be released of it. I do not call that gullible or naive. I call that thought-provoking. In the real world, too, people are aware.This film is beautiful. Three hours will fly by. Your emotions will be a rollercoaster. This isn't just a good movie. This is a riveting experience.
Simply brilliant! A very different Stephen King film, and very special indeed! The film touches you on so many levels. It is both funny and dramatic, and simply spellbinding. Although it has a long running time, the film is never boring. With an exceptional cast, special mention must go to Doug Hutchison. He is fantastic! You can't help hating him with a passion, and then rejoices when the dog gets his day! Michael Clarke Duncan is also an absolute delight!
Oh my god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why do you people give these films such high ratings!!!!!!!!! i did not like that and i do not want to watch it ever again
This movie is a piece of art. Wonderful as few of the kind. Quility of film and role playing.