A political conspiracy theory. Some confusing bits, with a few highly improbable bits here and there. Ending was a bit weird too. I thought Denzel Washington did a good job, but definitely not worth 129 minutes.
Thoroughly engrossing film. Great performances from Liev Schrieber, Denzel Washington and naturally Meryl Streep. She's amazing, they way she can become a character and make it so thoroughly believable is unbelievable! Adore her in any role. A great conspiracy movie, well crafted with interesting twists and turns. After seeing "Charlie Wilsons War" recently and noting what goes on in the background of American politics and elections and their funding; the script premise of the "Manchurian Candidate" is plausible even if it does seem far fetched. Power is King when it comes to world dominance.
A reasonably good remake, which loses a bit of its edge in this more politically correct world by not off ending the conspirators in the original movie. Same premise though and an entertaining movie. Gets you thinking.
totally believable performances from stellar cast - makes me wonder about current President and his cerebral integrity
A remake of a 'cult classic' that is successfully brought up to date. Unlike the original which was arguably a black comedy, the remake is more serious about its politics. Though the story is a trifle silly, it nevertheless holds your attention as a suspense drama.
Good piece of entertainment
Chilling conspiracy drama - had me at the edge of my seat all the way!
This movie didn't quite reach top gear but it was still interesting enough to watch until the end.
Far-fteched plot carried off by exceptional performances from Washington, Streep and Schreiber. More bad press for corporate America. Couldn't happen to a more deserving pack of psychopaths.
Not as good as the first one with Frank Sinatra in it. Could be more dramatic.
At first I thought this version wouldn't match the original, but boy was I wrong - it was much better!
The main hesitation I would have about recommending this film is that it can be disturbing for sufferers of PTSD - flashbacks can trigger emotional distress
Solid performances and a great plot
Great paranoid thriller - exciting entertainment for those who love a good conspiracy. Not in the league of Bourne Identity, not as fast paced or as stressfull, but still keeps you on the edge of your seat.
It had great potential but got a little too improbable and over the top(as many movies in this genre tend to be). But worth watching.
Great cast with intrigue and suspense, keeps you enthralled.
Well acted and entertaining - more plausible if you're a conspiracy-theory enthusiast, but intriguing even if you're not.
great thriller, haven't seen the original but meryl streep is fabulous
Well acted, interesting story. Not as much action as I thought it would be, much more of an intellectual film. Definitely worth a look.
A brilliant movie that kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish.
Not a bad remake of the original movie this one, with some clever twists included in the plot to keep it fresh and relevant to the current day. Great dramatic performances from Meryl and Denzel certainly helped to move the story along at a good pace and keep up excitement levels. It was good escapism - and an enjoyable watch.
Excellent!! Good thriller, edge of the seat stuff! Great acting, story.
Hitchcock it ain't! Not even Denzil Washington's fine performance can save this paranoid Hollywood tosh from descending into caricature more befitting 'Miss Congeniality' or 'Rocky and Bullwinkle'.
Meryl Streep is tediously over the top as the controlling mother and the bad guys are cartoon characters.
The climax is at least a partial reward for sticking around. Melodramatic acting does not go unpunished - yay!.
Bring a sense of humour and don't be afraid to go off and make a cuppa in the second half.
After a while you start thinking you are watching a Michael Moore film when it the story starts spiralling in on itself but the web is quickly set to trap you.
Lending to conspiracy theories and somewhat contrived in its trendily derived story line but entertaining nonetheless. Just a bit irritating at times with its attempts to visually represent the brainwashing endured by the soldiers.