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  1. gld48's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    Sinatra is incredible in this

  2. Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    Nefarious establishment mind-control techniques may vary in design and degree over time but this remains as prescient now as ever - in satiric tone if not detail. In itself a superior political thriller, crisply, if lengthily realised with some askew plotting (notably in the central section including a thankless role for Leigh). Surely Lansbury's finest hour on film in a role with all the sympathy of Clytemnestra.

  3. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    Awesome. How Frankenheimer went from making films like this and Seconds to the dreck he churned out later in his career is beyond me. All the actors are in top form here. The classic brainwashing scene is disorienting and beautifully done. A real artifact of the Cold War era, and probably the best film of that time that tackles the subject, with Spy Who Came In From The Cold being a close second. 5 stars

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    Oeuvre dénonciatrice, de qualité évidente et souvent fort surprenante... www.cinefiches.com

  5. gabi gabi gabi's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

  6. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    3-4. My most complicated feelings about this one arise from the fact that the principle character is being twisted around without agency for most of the movie. The real emergent meaning from his intentions is that love and freedom are awesome; that takes some of the sting out of the psychological aspect. But it's technically exciting, inoffensive (benevolent communists even!), and good-looking. I like it pretty well.

  7. Louisa Savignon's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    um FILMÃO featuring jude law's father

  8. Mtume Gant's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    A red scare satire that ends up being very red scary. I know its a classic and all but its never really astounded me as it still exists in tropes of American Cold War viewpoints

  9. LauraPalmer's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    Rewatched and re-loved. More than a Masterpiece.

  10. ermete polpette's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

  11. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

  12. Rosina Rossini's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    The psychedelic 60's motifs that take away from other Frankenheimer productions, such as "Seconds", somehow work here. The world he's set up for the viewer is one I can buy into for the length of the film.

  13. James Mackin's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    Angela Lansbury was definitely a hoot in this, and I didn't know Frank Sinatra could sweat so much.

  14. DenoResandono's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    One of the controversial movie. It's frightening and suspenseful. A satire about cold war and poltics at that time. It's funny to see how ridiculous the fight between Frank Sinatra and that Korean guy...

  15. Cartaphilus's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    Wow. Semi- incomprehensible thriller that is shooting at all sides. subject: politics in general. Lansbury is amazing.

  16. Chris's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    wish i watched this one first

  17. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

  18. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    A cold war paranoia criticism, inflected, ironically, with its own dose of paranoia as well. At times brilliantly shot, but sometimes slipping out the newer filmmaking styles and regressing into older ways, which aren't always better. Caught between two eras of hollywood.

  19. Horsebite's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    Thrilling to the end, and still so relevant today. It would have been amazing to have seen it when it first came out. The brainwashing stuff was extremely creepy - more scary than most horror films today!

  20. Ethan's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    A Grade A thriller from the master of espionage films John Frankenheimer. This film is proof that you can make an action packed thriller with a complicated plot and still care about the characters.

  21. Andrew Miller's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    I showed this a few times-- afterwards, people tended not to remember the last scene, which (wonderfully) deflates whatever heroic thrill we might have wanted to feel.

  22. THE APOLL0's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    There are a few good moments and interesting character work but much of the film is rather clunky and just doesn't flow

  23. José Neves's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

    An unique political parable, simultaneously debtor of a realism made possible by a very fluid technique, a superior example of cinema's language capabilities. In a fiction so implausible as elastic, Frankenheimer gives us a revealing story that more than a psychological thriller, is a lesson of how to make- how to see.

  24. Kelsey Hill's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

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