Cape Fear - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Cape Fear Reviews

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July 27, 2002
Scorsese does a fine job with this crisp and cracklin' remake.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 20, 2002
It's the wicked pace, the suspenseful moments (i.e the close-up on the Teddy bear), the chills and the awesome score, which grant this flick a spot on my list of all-time favorite thrillers.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 20, 2001
None of the Bowden family members is made sufficiently likeable for us to really worry about their fate.
Read More | Original Score: 69/100
November 6, 2001
Scorsese boldly takes hold of this b-movie thriller and throttles every inch of dread and paranoia that the genre's conventions allow
| Original Score: 4.5/5
October 9, 2001
Scorsese managed to make a commercially viable thriller without sacrificing his own thematic interests and distinctive stamp as a director
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 12, 2001
Though Scorsese doesn't always transcend the pulp in Cape Fear, watching him try allows us to share the exhilaration he experiences behind the camera.
January 1, 2000
Impressive moviemaking, showing Scorsese as a master of a traditional Hollywood genre who is able to mold it to his own themes and obsessions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It's a brutal, demonic film with a grip like a vise; it grabs you early, its fingers around your throat, and never lets go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
It's a helluva movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Effective but ugly and headache-inducing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
This movie aims for your gut. And Scorsese is a precision marksman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
While I find myself still preferring the original film, there's no question that Scorsese has made a rip-snorting thriller that should satisfy anyone who enjoys grinding teeth and gripping the arms of the theater seats.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A very good thriller that saves almost all of its mistakes for the last part of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
November 13, 1991
Proves that when a maverick virtuoso like Scorsese sets his mind to it, making ''mainstream'' movies is one more thing he can do better than just about anyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 5, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
March 9, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
January 28, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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