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Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film The Manchurian Candidate

Demme dug deep into his bag of tricks and pulled a Roger Corman, turning this version of TMC into one the most expensive and entertaining B-movies ever made. There’s pulp for days, from the expressionistic direction and performances to the twisty, overwritten plot. However, it’s in satirizing the role of war vets and mental illness in the U.S. that the film transcends what otherwise wouldn’t be more than popcorn fare