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Cape Fear Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
January 1, 2000
Effective but ugly and headache-inducing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 24, 2011
It's hard to understand why Martin Scorsese wanted to remake a nasty, formulaic 1962 thriller whose only "classic" credentials are a terrifying performance by Robert Mitchum and a Bernard Herrmann score.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 7, 2007
The only thing I got out of this film is a sense of deja vu that I could do without.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 10, 2006
In Scorsese's frightfully wrong remake, De Niro seduces a teen (Juliette Lewis), bites off breasts with geek-like fury and breaks the world's record for longest hitchhike on the underside of a car.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 9, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
May 30, 2003
Lousy remake of a mediocre movie.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 12, 2003
A Scorsese misfire with a lot of unintended laughs.
| Original Score: 2/5
Widgett Walls
July 3, 2003
If I wanted to watch a bunch of pointless brutality, I'd go turn on the news.
| Original Score: 1/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
November 20, 2001
None of the Bowden family members is made sufficiently likeable for us to really worry about their fate.
| Original Score: 69/100
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
Overblown horror-schlocker.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 24, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 2, 2002
Very frightening. An inspired remake.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
Scorsese does a fine job with this crisp and cracklin' remake.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
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
Rebecca Murray
March 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The heart-warming story of a hardened convict returning to exact revenge on the lawyer who put him in jail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 16, 2003
Exquisitely overwrought, with maximum tension and brilliant acting, especially by Juliette Lewis.
| Original Score: 5/5
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