The Green Mile

1999 • 188 minutes
4.7
1.92K reviews
79%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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About this movie

Director Frank Darabont, who made an acclaimed feature film debut with The Shawshank Redemption (1994), based on a Stephen King novel set in a prison, returns for a second feature, based on King's 1996 serialized novel set in a prison. In 1935, inmates at the Cold Mountain Correctional Facility call Death Row "The Green Mile" because of the dark green linoleum that tiles the floor. Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is the head guard on the Green Mile when a new inmate is brought into his custody: John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), convicted of the sadistic murder of two young girls. Despite his size and the fearsome crimes for which he's serving time, Coffey seems to be a kind and well-mannered person who behaves more like an innocent child than a hardened criminal. Soon Edgecomb and two of his fellow guards, Howell (David Morse) and Stanton Barry Pepper), notice something odd about Coffey: he's able to perform what seem to be miracles of healing among his fellow inmates, leading them to wonder just what sort of person he could be, and if he could have committed the crimes with which he was charged. The Green Mile also stars James Cromwell as the warden; Michael Jeter, Sam Rockwell, and Graham Greene as inmates awaiting dates with the electric chair; and Harry Dean Stanton as a clever trustee.
4.7
1.92K reviews
Beverly Beam
November 27, 2014
Hands down an awesome flick! This movie is more of a journey that you go on with the characters involved, and the story line that unfolds. At times, I felt I could predict what was going to occur, only to be proved wrong. The way the inner spirit that is in all of us is displayed and portrayed is incredible. This movie touches the soul and ignites emotions of many kinds. I'm not much of a Steven King fan because I'm not into horror/terror. This is a clearly a drama. The human element of this movie is divine. Its one of those movies that when it ends, it forces you to think and reflect on your own life and experiences. A MUST SEE!
kizzy salahuddin
April 30, 2015
Michael Duncan is hands down the best actor in this world. Despite his size he is a very kind hearted human being. And it is just heart wrenching to see him die in this movie. It's also terrifyingly horrible that he died at 50 freaking 3 God please be with him in paradise.
The Real Wolfspider
December 28, 2014
Just the right blend of reality and fantasy. If you've not seen this movie yet, you're in for a real treat. It's the kind of movie you want to watch again and again. Oh ya, it's based on a Stephen King novel. Doesn't get any better than that.