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The Manchurian Candidate
A psychological thriller in which a career soldier grows suspicious about his experiences in Desert Storm after a squad sergeant, and son of a powerful senator, becomes a candidate for Vice President.

Starring Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber...  View more >

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Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

Jul 28, 2004
action packed enjoyed very much
Aug 3, 2004
Toss up between Stay Away and Wait for Rental.

While it's not an awful film, I would not recommend it to anyone I know.

Film goes on way too long about nothing in particular. There isn't any real suspense and many questions are left completely unaddressed. I haven't seen the original, so I cannot compare it to that. On it's own, I didn't care for it.
Aug 4, 2004
Denzel Washington stars in this remake of the 1962 thriller by director John Frankenheimer, only this time the real enemy is cooporative greed not communist China. Washington is out to stop an assassination. Althought the 2004 version isn't as good as the 1962 thriller (believe me I saw both version) making comparison between the two is fun indeed. Especially Meryl Streep in the villian role. She comes off as very sexy, in other words she is hot. Liev Schreiber deserves an Oscar nomination. He nearly dominated the film.
Aug 6, 2004
This would be an awesome film if you have no clue what it is about. I felt it was too predictable, but that may be because I saw the original.
Aug 7, 2004
Not a bad movie, jut not as good as the original. Guess I expected maybe something new added.
Aug 18, 2004
...or at least do not pay full ticket price.
Sep 17, 2004

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