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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.

Cast: Denzel Washington , Meryl Streep , Liev Schreiber , Jon Voight , Kimberly Elise , Jeffrey Wright , Ted Levine , Bruno Ganz

Director: Jonathan Demme

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Release Date: July 22nd, 2004|2 hr. 10 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    [Streep] isa pleasure to watch -- and to marvel at -- every second she's onscreen. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A case of smart and talented people trying to jam a Cold War square into a Gulf War circle. You can feel the chafing, to say nothing of the burden this capably crafted shrug has taken on. show more

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