The Manchurian Candidate

R| 2 hr. 10 min.

Plot Summary
Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco (Denzel Washington) finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber), now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's doubts deepen, Shaw's political power grows, and, when Marco finds a mysterious implant embedded in his back, the memory of what really happened begins to return.

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Genres: Thriller, Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Release Date: July 30th, 2004|2 hr. 10 min.

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  • This riveting film is marred by compromises -- such as a switch of assassins to create an unpersuasive upbeat ending -- that keep it in the shadow of its predecessor. show more

  • Shrewdly reconceived, powerfully acted and hugely entertaining. show more

  • Sure, there are holes in The Manchurian Candidate, and tenuous coincidences and too-convenient plot devices. But Washington, Schreiber, Streep and company - and Demme - have managed to make all the malevolent machinations seem relevant again. show more

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