“That Makes Sense”: Shawshank Redemption Star Gave the Most Logical Yet Silly Reason Why the Film Was a Failure

The Shawshank Redemption is one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed films of all time. In addition to an excellent cast; starring Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, Clancy Brown and Bob Gunton, the film was also directed by Frank Darabont, who is best known for his work in The Walking Dead.

Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman in a still from The Shawshank Redemption

Even though the film is a thriller, it almost has a light-hearted essence to it, which makes audiences love it all the more. It has an excellent approach to storytelling and shows the worst aspects of humanity being overshadowed by a glimmer of hope. All of these aspects helped make the film the highest-rated film on IMDb, with a score of 9.3.

Despite this, the film had a very poor run at the box office when it was first released. It seems Robbins has a theory as to why this happened.