The Green Mile Synopsis
A guard (Tom Hanks) thinks an inmate (Michael Clarke Duncan) has a supernatural power to heal.
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
A reminder of just how good Hollywood storytelling can be.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
As Darabont directs it, it tells a story with beginning, middle, end, vivid characters, humor, outrage and emotional release. Dickensian.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
There's almost too much there, but the three-hour-plus film permits the kind of detailing that not only brings the storytelling to life,...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Has a simple but exceptionally powerful and uplifting emotional lure.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Excessive, but I, like Mr. Jingles, can't resist the Christmas-season cheese.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Well acted by an ensemble that leans toward equality for all, Mile carries its long running time extremely well.
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65

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
This jailhouse jam is quite a haul.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Surely a life sentence goes by quicker.
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60

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
But just watch Hanks, with the effortless grace of a Jimmy Stewart, turn the loony into something sweetly logical. Now that is magic.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Three hours of overstatement and schmaltz.
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NICE MOVIE TO SEE !...

"The Green Mile" is an underrated work of art about the characteristics of fantasy and reality.

By Dominic LeRose
Frank Darabont five years after the classic "Shawshanke Redemption" creates another prison drama that is a balance between the real world and fantasy. With Tom Hanks being the lead, you already know...

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Rated R | For Sex-Related Material, Language and Violence
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Thoughtful, intelligent movie for older teens.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF