The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and based on Stephen King's 1996 novel of the same name.
‘The Green Mile’ Release Date and Trailer
‘The Green Mile’ is about to release on Netflix on March 1st 2022. A trailer is also available on the streaming platform.
The Green Mile (1999) Official Trailer
‘The Green Mile’ Plot Summary
In 1935 in a southern prison, head guard Paul Edgecombe (Tom Hanks) thought he'd seen it all. Until he met John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a seven-foot, black inmate convicted of murder. He is on death row, or, as the other inmates call it, the Green Mile.
Coffey has been sentenced to death for murdering and raping two white girls, but Paul becomes unsure. Coffey had the size and strength to kill anyone, but not the demeanor. Beyond his simple, naive nature and a deathly fear of the dark, Coffey seemed to possess a prodigious, supernatural gift.
Coffey is a simple man with only simple aggression; he doesn't have the capability to kill. But, strangely enough, he has the capability to heal.
Paul began to question whether Coffey was truly guilty of murdering the two girls.
‘The Green Mile’ Cast Ensemble
The film stars Tom Hanks as a death row prison guard during the Great Depression who witnesses supernatural events following the arrival of an enigmatic convict (Michael Clarke Duncan) at his facility. David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, Doug Hutchison and James Cromwell appear in supporting roles.
‘The Green Mile’ Production, Reviews and Box-Office Details
The film premiered on December 10, 1999, in the United States to positive reviews from critics, who praised its visual style and performances, although its length received criticism. It was a commercial success, grossing $286 million from its $60 million budget, and was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Duncan, Best Sound and Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.
On Rotten Tomatoes the film holds an approval rating of 78% based on 133 reviews, with an average rating of 6.80/10. The website's critics consensus states, ‘Though The Green Mile is long, critics say it's an absorbing, emotionally powerful experience.’ At Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 61 out of 100, based on 36 critics, indicating ‘generally favorable reviews' '. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of ‘A’ on an A+ to F scale.
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