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
The updated classic is a chiller of a political thriller in its own right. show more
Shrewdly reconceived, powerfully acted and hugely entertaining.