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The Manchurian Candidate Reviews

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May 20, 2003
The Manchurian Candidate pops up with a rash supposition that could serve to scare some viewers half to death -- that is, if they should be dupes enough to believe it, which we solemnly trust they won't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 3, 2016
"The Manchurian Candidate" is striking in its hard edge. This is not a slick, subtle dissection of modern politics. This is a fist to the face.
May 23, 2013
Classic Cold War satirical thriller stands test of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Not a moment of The Manchurian Candidate lacks edge and tension and a cynical spin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 7, 2002
Cold War thriller still packs a punch 40 years later.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 30, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 30, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] John Frankenheimer directs with a distinctive complexity of visual depth and a surreal tone of lurking menace.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 7, 2008
powerful experience, alternately corrosive with dark parodic humor, suspenseful, moving, and terrifying.
August 7, 2004
It's both exciting and disheartening that a 42 year-old satire like this still works as pointedly as it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 20, 2004
People have called The Machurian Candidate the greatest political thriller ever made. People would be right.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 7, 2008
Every once in a rare while a film comes along that works in all departments, with story, production and performance so well blended that the end effect is one of nearly complete satisfaction. Such is The Manchurian Candidate.
January 13, 2002
Possibly John Frankenheimer's finest film.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
May 31, 2016
... what strikes me is the savvy and modern craft of its filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
A brilliantly realized, acidic satire of American political life. It takes us into a strange, hallucinatory world that is hard to shake, long after the movie is over.
Read More | Original Score: 90/100
May 3, 2002
A fascinating political conspiracy theory satire about the Cold War.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 18, 2002
Um filme tenso e inteligente que traz Frank Sinatra em grande atuação.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 19, 2004
Still well worth a look, its reliance on the events of its time has undeniably diluted its power.
July 20, 2004
Mystery drama. Cold-War political farce. Spine-tingling thriller. Read it how you will...takes us for a wild ride through the mother of all conspiracy theories.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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