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The Manchurian Candidate

18 Ratings: 3.2
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Remake of the 1962 film.      Starring Denzel Washington, Jeffrey Wright, Pablo Scchreiber, Anthony Mackie   Directed by Jonathon Demme   Writer:  George Axelrod, Richard Condon   2004   … see full wiki

Director: Jonathan Demme
Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 30, 2004
MPAA Rating: R
9 reviews about The Manchurian Candidate
Quick Tip by . June 11, 2010
Awesome book and history, Good read.
review by . November 07, 2009
Not as good as the orginal, but a great remake none the less
As an avid lover of the original 1962 version of The Manchurian Candidate starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Angela Lansbury I was very, very hesitant to see this But I'm proud to say I was proven wrong, this remake and Adaption of the popular cold war novel is nothing short of breath taking and brilliant.            This 2004 reboot staring Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep and Jon Voight is much more chilling and paranoiac than the …
review by . April 29, 2009
Note: Spoilers ahead.     This movie was one that required your utmost attention throughout and still you missed things. The DVD version is much better than the theater run because you can rewind and re-watch for things you missed. This makes it worth owning.     A group of soldiers are brainwashed to think that one of them was a war hero, when in fact nobody was in combat. The "war hero" was being pushed by his ex-senator mother (played brilliantly by Meryl …
review by . November 14, 2008
The Manchurian Candidate
If you like movies about the big, bad corporate evil stalking innocent civilians and making unholy alliances to further their already outlandish power and profit, then you are going to love The Manchurian Candidate.     Ben Marco (the excellent Denzel Washington) was a Captain in a Gulf War incident, where his squad was attacked by the enemy and suffered two casualties. The movie begins with him speaking to a troop of scouts about his Sergeant, Raymond Shaw (played expertly by …
review by . April 02, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
While being accompanied by a member of the press during the Persian Gulf War, an army unit is ambushed. The men of the unit don't remember much of what happened after the attack but they all remember that they were saved because of the actions of Sgt. Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber). After the conflict, Shaw was nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor by his commanding officer, Capt. Ben Marco (Denzel Washington). Shaw won the award and the recognition he received allowed him to successfully …
review by . October 02, 2005
On routine recon during Operation Desert Storm, Capt. Ben Marco (Denzel Washington) and his team, including Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) mysteriously disappear for three days, but later Sgt. Shaw is awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the men, except for two unavoidable fatalities. Years later, Shaw is positioned to run for Vice-President of the United States, if his conniving mother, Senator Eleanor Shaw (Meryl Streep) has anything to say about it.    Ben Marco is …
review by . June 27, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
Note: Spoilers ahead.    This movie was one that required your utmost attention throughout and still you missed things. The DVD version is much better than the theater run because you can rewind and re-watch for things you missed. This makes it worth owning.    A group of soldiers are brainwashed to think that one of them was a war hero, when in fact nobody was in combat. The "war hero" was being pushed by his ex-senator mother (played brilliantly by Meryl …
review by . December 17, 2004
If only there would be more movies like this. A great script, wonderful actors, superbly directed and filmed. You got all the thrills of a good action movie but on top of that there is this heart-stopping story which is so close to the truth that you won't be able to forget it. You shouldn't, so you will be prepared when the time comes.
review by . October 29, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Acting, acting, acting…     Cons: Disjoined incomplete script; plot holes abound.     The Bottom Line: Watching The Manchurian Candidate was like watching a group of unrelated short stories at a film festival; there just wasn’t a common thread thick enough to tie them all together.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. Famed director John Frankenheimer's opened the original (now classic) "The …
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