Tom Hanks gives such a powerful performance in this really heavy headed film about capital punishment and imprisonment.I remember seeing this as a kid, and it might’ve been one of the first films that impacted me and made me really cry heavily. The film has elements of the supernatural in it which I think is interesting and ultimately makes it a better film.
The Green Mile was the first movie that I watched Tom Hanks in after only knowing him as the fabulous voice actor for Woody from Toy Story. Acting as a death-row prison card highlighted the versatility Hanks' has to offer to cinematic pictures, bringing powerful complexity to his role. I must say, The Green Mile left an amazing impression on me. The dramatic plot is memorizing and dark, touching upon subjects, sensitive and unfortunately common in our reality with elements of racism and the unjustly treatment towards characters.
Director, Frank Darabont was completely faithful to Stephen King's book and for this, I cannot help but give such a high rating.