Despite a lukewarm box office reception that barely recouped its budget, the film received multiple award nominations and outstanding reviews from critics for its acting, story, and realism. It has been featured in numerous lists of praise, and currently stands as the highest rated movie of all time on IMDB. (October 2014)

Other awards:

Year Award Nominee Ranking
1998 AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies The Shawshank Redemption N/A
2003 AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains Andy Dufresne (Hero) N/A
Warden Samuel Norton (Villain) N/A
2004 AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs Duettino – Sull'Aria (from The Marriage of Figaro) N/A
2005 AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes "Get busy livin’, or get busy dyin'" N/A
2005 AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores Thomas Newman, The Shawshank Redemption N/A
2006 AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers The Shawshank Redemption #23
2007 AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) The Shawshank Redemption #72

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