gabriel’s review published on Letterboxd:
Brooks was here.
I couldn't possibly tell you how I lost it in that particular scene. Losing hope, conquering freedom but being unable to enjoy it. The inability to adjust to new times, to a new life, after spending so many years living in a certain way. That's heartbreaking and made this scene one of the most, if not the most, touching ones of this film for me.
What I can definitely tell you is that The Shawshank Redemption is one of the most amazing films I've ever seen, for all its hopeful and hopeless moments and the dialogue that makes us think about life and how we perceive it and other people as well. This is an incredibly touching and emotional piece of cinema, one I should've watched ages ago.