“Once again, another great drama that Tom Hanks was a part of. Strong movie and storyline. Weird when Michael Clark Duncan had stuff come out of his mouth, but still a great movie!”
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Tom Hanks' Best Films
“Also by Frank Darabont (director of The Shawshank Redemption), The Green Mile is one of the best King adaptations out there. It's often ripped apart by critics (because for some …”
#3 of 9 from
The Best Stephen King Movies
Director Frank Darabont's second adaptation of a Stephen King prison tale (the first being 1994's nearly flawless THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION) is a hopeful charmer with a hint of the supernatural. The story focuses on Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks), a Louisiana security guard who works on death row during the Great Depression. When John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a gigantic black man convicted of raping and murdering two white girls, joins the other prisoners on the row, Paul's life is forever altered. Coffey doesn't fit the mold of a psychopathic killer; he's kind, gentle, and afraid of the dark. As the story progresses, Edgecomb learns that there is something more than simple goodness to Coffey. Building to a hopeful climax, Darabont once again proves that he is King's most loyal cinematic translator. The film features uniformly excellent performances in leading and supporting roles, notably Duncan as Coffey; David Morse and Barry Pepper as Hanks's fellow prison guards; and Michael Jeter as condemned kill...