When I was watching Midnight Express I couldnt avoid thinking about Shawshank Redemption. I felt Midnight Express was very powerful when compared to Shawshank Redemption. Though I say that Shawshank Redemption is an excellent movie on its own. Midnight express was bloody, violent and raw. Though we know the main character is guilty we still root for him. The point that this was based on a real story makes it even more difficult to watch all the things the main character has to go through. But I did read that the movie has sensationalised most of the events to make it more exciting. Still it doesnt take out the fact the movie is a brutal movie. Brad Davis who has played the role of Billy Hayes has delivered an outstanding performance. The soundtrack for this movie is absolutely awesome. This movie is definitely worth a watch.