Michael James’s review published on Letterboxd:
A profound slow burn prison drama, which is excellently crafted and narrated, dealing with themes of hope, faith, freedom, friendship and redemption. The cinematography, music and set designs stand out, keeping you engaged throughout for a movie majorly happening at one single place. The plot utilize its cinematic liberty with convenient coincidences, but the narrative does build its tension subtly, culminating into one of the highly satisfying and deeply moving third act ever. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman deliver outstanding performances, with the latter’s voiceover providing a powerful impact. Highly recommended watch.
"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."