The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
July 30, 2004
Rated R for violence and some language
A remake of the 1962 classic, this is about two Persian Gulf War soldiers who were captured in Iraq. Ten years later, both men, Captain Bennett Marco and Sgt. Raymond Shaw, are safe, or so it seems. Marco is beginning to remember more about his ordeals, and begins to suspect that he and Shaw were brainwashed. To make things worse, Shaw seems to be falling into place as a pawn to kill a presidential candidate,...
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Though it is ill-conceived to remake a classic such as the 1962 political thriller The Manchurian Candidate
, which starred Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury at her best, it is hard not to get excited about such a retelling when it stars Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight. This new Manchurian Candidate
is also quite good at times, though cannot really compare in the scheme of things. Full movie review »