Based on 9252 votes and 52 reviews
the first hour or so was disappointing-Washington`s character was just too spaced out. But, stick around for the last 40 minutes. I really enjoyed the suspence and twists at that point. I hope Streep gets the Oscar-she was AMAZING. Scary to know that this mind control technology already exists.
pure propaganda. its so bad. watch the original, its so much better
One of the more entertaining movies of the year. Streep and Washington are great. A very good time at the movies.
THIS MOVIE WAS THE BEST THRILLER/THINKER MOVIE...I LIKED TO WATCHED IT AT FIRST I THOUGH I WAS GONNA BE BORING BUT IT REALLY GOT SUSPENCE FILL I LOVED DENZEL HE WAS A GR8 ACTOR SO WITH THE OTHER GUY BUT YEA L8AS PPLZ REDCROW
Predictable...slow..no suspense...watch it on DVD
Worst movie ever... Hated it. Honestly it was dreadfull.
This movie was amazing! Great actors, plot, the whole 9 yards. A must-see!!!
Great movie… Except for the weird mother who was obvious infatuated with her son which I found totally repulsive and extremely inappropriate. Like.. Awkward. Other than that, Denzel is the BOMB. And it was a cool movie that makes you further believe government conspiracies.
Liev Schreiber was great! Denzel was forgetable! Streep is weak. Movie was overall a disapointment.
This film was too long and boring. If the US government (political elite) were really well organized as the film would lead you to believe, then 9/11 would not have happened.
A little slow but over all still a great movie to see
It was ok but i can`t prononce the name
This movie kept you thinking throughout the entire film and thats what I loved about it...It made you htink that maybe the U.S goverment was actually doing things like this.
Good Movie to watch on DVD...no point of seeing it on the big screen, as there is very little action... save your $$, rent it when it comes out.
4 stars, they lost the connection between the Senator and his daughter, that was so well done in the original, especially when he tells the mother off.
This was an excellent movie. Denzel Washington was amazing, he is such a brilliant actor. This movie is one of this year best. Great cast; suspensful movie.This movie is worth ***** and is a must see
Yet another left-wing propaganda vehicle from hollywood. The story was obviously translated from the current political conspiracies used to demonize the sitting president (substitute Manchurian Global for Haliburton, the "mindless" candidate controlled by the evil military-industrial complex, etc, etc). A stilted performance from Meryl Streep will probably earn her an oscar from the far-out hollywood community (just as the loony propaganda of Michael Moore was awarded the golden palm). Come on people - stop insulting our intelligence.
I thought it was well acted, and thought provoking. Denzil Wahington is as always superb. As far as the plot goes. Could it happen? Alas is it happening, via USA? Questions worth pondering as the movie unfolds.
Good entertainment. However, there are some holes in this movie, and a few areas or story line that needed to be further developed and/or explained. Best line whilst viewing this movie with a friend went something like: Perhaps this isn`t real, and we are actually still in Kuwait. We`d both just left Kuwait in June. We just looked at each other in the dark. Too funny!
Excellent movie, far superior to others that are receiving so much media hype right now.
Excellent movie. D. Washington should be up for an Oscar this year. Movie brings up many heated political topics and explores big business`s role in molding our society. Great Characters.
Even the presence of three Oscar-winning actors could not save this plodding clunker. Beyond boring.....
did anyone have romantic fantasies after angela lansbury`s awesome kiss in the original? i think... no, i know the new film lacks this type of incestual excitement. by the way, queen of hearts forever baby... good film, 5 out of 5.
Shocking and suspenseful. The only drawback is that I had trouble understanding certain elements of the plot, particularly the ending. Perhaps I`ll watch it again on DVD, but it definitely wouldn`t be the same now that I know the outcome.
Very slow movie. Predictable. wait for the DVD
I didn`t think it was that good.. a bit confusing but it was okay in general. it wasn`t as exhilerating as eveyrone made it out to be
boring and slow
I just got in from seeing this movie. I am usually one to see the best in things esp. movies but this was terrible! It was too long, too slow, too confusing and I fell asleep at one point out of pure boredom. Not worth all the good ratings I read about it, which led me to go see it. Too bad, waste of time.
THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE IS DEFFINATELEY THE BEST FILM OF THE YEAR! AN AMAZING CAST WITH OSCAR WINNING PERFORMANCES!!! HEART-POUNDING FROM START TO FINISH!!! GO SEE IT!!!
excellent movie...very intense.....Denzel is such a great actor...all the actors were superb and perfectly cast. Definately 5 stars..
i don`t care what anyone else says this movie is really really bad. the beginning scene is about 6 min long and shows soldiers playing cards ...you will definitely be fidgeting in your seat ..it is that bad. too long too overated and too boring
AMAZING MOVIE 5 out of 5....worth to see...must be intellegent to understand the movie...people that thought it was boring had no idea about what was going on...
excellent movie, i thought meryl streep was fabulous! worthy of an oscar nomination! some parts were a bit too confusing, but all in all its a movie worth watching.
IF YOU WANT TO SEE A GREAT MOVIE - PLEASE SEE THIS ONE!! ACTING WAS SUPERB! KEEPS YOU INTERESTED UNTIL THE VERY END! LOVED IT! 5 OUT OF 5 FOR ME!
Excellent drama...matched the suspense of the original for most of the film, however, the ending lacked plausibility.
5 stars - wonderful acting, intricate story - hopefully not a foreshadowing of future times.
Meryl Streep is an amazing actress, she carried the movie very well. It has an interesting story but the ending sort of left you wondering..."thats it?" Not my cup o` tea.
This movie is abit hard to follow and I sujest you just stay homw and waitt for it to be on cable. I give it 2.5 stars
A very forgettable movie that fits D. Washington`s type-cast military/cop acting range perfectly. This film, based on a screenplay that was based on a book, definately does not live up to the hype, and may have only been produced by supporters of the Rebublican party looking to vilify Democrat foreign policy. I gave the movie 2 out of 5 stars, however the ending was illogical, predictable, and in the end drawn out unneccessarily. (For anyone that sees the movie I believe it should have ended right after the scene in the primary school) Don`t waste your money on this one, see the Bourne Supremacy if you want a well done political thriller.
Hated it. Disturbing, lacked morality, absolutely disgusted.
I Loved it. In fact, I thought not only the plot was phenomenal but also the acting was spectacular. Definate yes!!
very interesting,..but some things not plausible. who was marco`s friend scientist? Couldn`t figure out if he were sinister or nice
Great ending. The whole movie is very well done.
Meryl Streep was excellent and very credible in her role!!!
Boring and predictable. Not theatre worthy. So many scenes just dragged on and on. No suspense whatsoever.
Great Movie, Not as good as the original though .. But worth watching!