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The Manchurian Candidate, 2004

The Manchurian Candidate
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Written by: George Axelrod
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  129 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of The Manchurian Candidate is suspenseful, biting, and tense. The plot centers around an assassination attempt, political intrigue, and a political conspiracy. It is a thriller and drama movie. In approach, The Manchurian Candidate is serious and realistic. The setting is the USA. It happens during the Gulf War. The Manchurian Candidate is based on a book. The movie is known for being critically acclaimed. Note that it includes violent content.

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Director Jonathan Demme and Meryl Streep on the set of The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
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Jonathan Demme updates the original 1962 John Frankenheimer classic with plenty of new paranoid twists:... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 4 November 2004
Runtime: 129 min

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Liev Schreiber Liev Schreiber As Raymond Shaw
Meryl Streep Meryl Streep As Eleanor Shaw
Denzel Washington Denzel Washington As Ben Marco
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The New York Times
A political thriller that manages to be at once silly and clever, buoyantly satirical and sneakily disturbing, but he (Demme) has recovered some of the lightness and sureness of touch that had faded from his movies after "The Silence of the Lambs."
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The strength of sensational material joined to excellent acting, superior filmmaking and uncanny political relevance has made The Manchurian Candidate into exceptionally intelligent entertainment and a high point of director Jonathan Demme's career.
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It's not bad
This movie starts out boring, then gets interesting. The bad thing is, the ending doesn't give you much closure. There is no clear explanation of the motives of the people who brainwashed these people. You could say the corporation wanted political...
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04.April.2012 |  by: Matthew Smith
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The Manchurian Candidate is a remake of a movie of the same title starring Frank Sinatra in 1962. I meant to see it before the 2004 version, but I've read the synopsis, and it sounds pretty much the same except not as sci-fi. The premise of both is...
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23.March.2009 |  by: Jason
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