The manchurian candidate (1962) is director-producer john frankenheimer's prophetically tragic, chilling, brilliant, blackish (film-noirish) cold war thriller about brain-washing, conspiracy, the dangers of international communism, mccarthyism, assassination, and political intrigue laurence harvey is brilliant as a. Sleek remake is more violent than original read common sense media's the manchurian candidate (2004) review, age rating, and parents guide. The manchurian candidate may be the greatest movie i've ever seen, and i'm prompted to review it due to its rating in newspapers of 3 and-a-half out of 4 stars that's simply unsatisfactory, so i'll do my best to justify a perfect score maybe most significant for me, the brainwashing plot in which the far right becomes a tool of. Movie review the manchurian candidate if you come in five minutes after this picture begins, you won't know what it's all about when you've seen it all, you'll swear there's never been anything like it the manchurian candidate movie poster us release date: 10-24-1962 directed by: john frankenheimer. Released a year before john f kennedy was assassinated, the manchurian candidate held the title of hollywood's most paranoid political movie until well, until oliver stone offered up the zillion conspiracy theories of jfk the story, adapted from a 1959 novel by richard condon, ostensibly lampoons. The manchurian candidate (2004) on imdb: movies, tv, celebs, and more 369 reviewsordered by: helpfulness 2/10 a mediocre while the 2004 remake of the manchurian candidate is ensemble acting at its finest, meryl streep seems to be having a bit too much fun playing the villainess eleanor prentiss shaw.
Home · film · reviews october 17, 1962 12:00am pt the manchurian candidate 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, george. The manchurian candidate by ke monahan huntley · the manchurian candidate, reputedly john f kennedy's favorite movie-suppressed for twenty- five years after his death-illustrates the maxim paranoia will destroy you director john frankenheimer and writer george axelrod's jazzy, hip screen translation of. Drama · in the midst of the gulf war, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes this interesting film results to be a remake from the manchurian candidate 1962, with laurence harvey as raymond shaw , angela lansbury as ambitious mother and frank 16 of 25 people found this review helpful. The title of the manchurian candidate has entered everyday speech as shorthand for a brainwashed sleeper, a subject who has been hypnotized and instructed to act when his controllers pull the psychological trigger in the movie, an american patrol is captured by chinese communists during the.
On oct 24, 1962, political thriller the manchurian candidate hit theaters, eventually earning two oscar noms at the 35th academy awards, hosted by the film's star frank sinatra the hollywood reporter's original review is below. The manchurian candidate is deep, intense, and bone chilling, characteristics which it only shares with one other movie that has been released this year, another political thriller, david mamet's spartan director jonathan demme rises like a phoenix from the ashes after his last attempt at a remake, the movie review.
Drama · a former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international communist conspiracy during the shooting of the film, sinatra told in an article destined to a magazine that lawrence harvey had communist members in his family and also loved 17 of 17 people found this review helpful. Return of the great original 1962 film with frank sinatra and laurence harvey by peter bradshaw.
Arguing that powerlessness and paranoia theme 1962's the manchurian candidate, scott holleran reviews the controversial political thriller. A platoon of american soldiers led by maj bennett marco (played by frank sinatra) is captured, taken to manchuria, and brainwashed by communists during the korean war ignorant of their brainwashing, the soldiers are released, and after the war marco, sgt raymond shaw (laurence harvey), and another member of.