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The Manchurian Candidate Reviews

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Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

Jonathan Demme's inventive update of The Manchurian Candidate proves that you can remake classic movies -- provided you've got a strong captain at the helm.

Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 5, 2005

Inégal, mais efficace.

| Original Score: B-

February 25, 2005
Frank Ochieng

Demme's The Manchurian Candidate is a political popcorn pleaser that's rousing in its sheer rawness.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

January 26, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Demme takes the excellent source material ... and recreates it in a new style, with energy, wit, and a profound sense of cultural relevance.

| Original Score: A-

December 31, 2004
Stephen Dalton
Sight and Sound

An intelligent, provocative blockbuster that succeeds on its own merits.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

December 7, 2004
Ed Colley
Future Movies UK

The Manchurian Candidate is a highly satisfying conspiracy theory thriller.

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 7/10

November 20, 2004
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

While not superior to the original, this paranoid conspiracy psycho-thriller is still a superior remake.

Full Review Source: Movie Gazette | Original Score: 8/10

November 19, 2004
Nev Pierce

A polished remake of a 60s classic.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

November 16, 2004
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

It doesn't match the raw, satirical power of the original, but Demme's "Candidate" does score major points for being so prescient.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: B+

November 16, 2004
Emanuel Levy

On its own terms, demme's update is an aborbing pulp fare, but as a remake of the superb 1962 film, it leaves much to be desired.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

November 14, 2004
Joe Utichi

Demme's film is far from perfect and decidedly out-of-date, but it's a fantastic cast that make this version so successful.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 73/100

November 14, 2004
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

There isn't a dull moment in this hallucinatory thriller, where the self-serving spin of TV news permeates the story throughout like a malevolent Greek chorus.

November 2, 2004
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Sure the original 1962 version with Sinatra was better, but still this Jonathon Demme take is pretty chilling.

| Original Score: B+

October 24, 2004
Matthew Turner

A rare case of the remake being as good as the original.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

October 23, 2004
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

Demme's remake of the 1962 cold war political thriller arrives in a particularly heated time in American political life. So how is it that if feels so lukewarm?

Full Review Source: Film Experience | Original Score: C+

October 15, 2004
Alan Dale

If they didn't get it, why did they want to remake it?

Full Review Source:

October 10, 2004
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

The original movie had a vision - quirky, unnerving, enduring - but the version now in theaters just has a market niche.

Full Review Source: Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

September 23, 2004
Tony Medley

Director Demme is no John Frankenheimer and Meryl no Angela Lansbury...Streep doesn't even come close to portraying the menacing character Lansbury created.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

September 20, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This solid thriller only works if you're unfamiliar with the 1962 original, one of the best films ever made.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 19, 2004
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

[Director] Demme isn't so locked into a classic script that he can't find his own ethos, his own pulse, and his own unseen fears.

| Original Score: 4/4

September 16, 2004
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