4.5 No Shawshank But Very Good. Dirtfish | 14/04/2011 | See all Dirtfish's reviews (475) The Green Mile (1999) is a supernatural prison drama starring Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Barry Pepper, Sam Rockwell and James Cromwell.The cast of this movie are very good particulary Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey. But as you would expect its Tom Hanks who is the heart of the movie. His everyday man charm works perfectly in this movie.Director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) does a terrific job adapting Stephen Kings story and getting emotional performances from his cast. Darabont does a solid job directing despite a couple of shaky moments.The Green Mile will always be compared to The Shawshank Redemption and to be fair its not as good as that movie. But The Green Mile is still a very good movie with a terrific cast and engrossing story.