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The Manchurian Candidate 2004

  • Jonathan Demme
  • July 30, 2004
  • 129 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Mystery, Thriller
This summer everything is under control.
When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, while Marco is haunted by dreams of what happened -- or didn't happen -- in Kuwait. As Marco (now a Major) investigates, the story begins to unravel, to the point where he questions if it happened at all. Is it possible the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed to believe Shaw is a war hero as part of a plot to seize the White House? Some very powerful people at Manchurian Global corporation appear desperate to stop him from finding out.


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The Manchurian Candidate (2004) is a decent enough political thriller with good actor performances and a screenplay that didn't ruin the movie its a remake of and the book both are based on. Can't ask for much more than that.

I put out watching this one because I actually like the original very much but was pleasantly surprised. I still recommend the original more, but if you want a more "updated" version, this is an adequate replacement.

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I found The Manchurian Candidate to be very intriguing!

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It is Okay, but below the original in plot, emotion and acting, although the "Janet Leigh" here does more

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