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The Manchurian Candidate 2004 123movies

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 123movies

Everything is under control.Jul. 30, 2004129 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, while Marco is haunted by dreams of what happened — or didn’t happen — in Kuwait. As Marco (now a Major) investigates, the story begins to unravel, to the point where he questions if it happened at all. Is it possible the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed to believe Shaw is a war hero as part of a plot to seize the White House? Some very powerful people at Manchurian Global corporation appear desperate to stop him from finding out.
Plot: Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, 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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Fantastic remake with great acting
In the remake of the 1964 thriller, Denzel Washington takes on Frank Sinatra’s role as a war veteran drawn into a political web of destruction. The setting is moved to the current time, so instead of being a Korean war veteran, Denzel fought in the Gulf War. His fellow soldier, Liev Schreiber, comes from a political background and is seen as a front-runner for the upcoming election, thanks to his pushy and powerful mother Meryl Streep. While in the original, Angela Lansbury controlled her son, Laurence Harvey, to help her husband’s political career, the remake gets another modern touch: Meryl herself is a senator, rather than a housewife.

Meryl’s performance in this movie is so chilling, it’ll throw you for a greater loop than the story to find out she wasn’t nominated for an Academy Award. Taking obvious inspiration from a certain powerful, ruthless female politician of the 1990s, Meryl embodies the bloodsucking, calculating, viscous character in her most realistic performance since The Bridges of Madison County.

The wonderful thing about this story is it’s obviously timeless. It was just as relevant and engrossing in 1964 as it was in 2004, and if another remake would be made in 2024, it would be just as well-received. Political power struggle is an unending game, and if you combine a mystery in the movie plot and cast a bundle of powerhouse actors, you’ve got a guaranteed box office smash. If you’ve never seen either version, look at the cast list and decide which one you want to start with. They’re both very good, suspenseful, and well-acted, but you can only watch it for the first time once. Choose wisely-or Meryl Streep will yell at you.

DLM Warning: If you suffer from vertigo or dizzy spells, like my mom does, this movie might not be your friend. During Denzel Washington’s dreams, there are some zooms, swirls, and handheld camera movements that will make you sick. In other words, “Don’t Look, Mom!”

Review By: HotToastyRag Rating: 8 Date: 2020-04-30
“I believe democracy is not negotiable.”
This remake of the 1962 original diverges more from that picture’s story line than it does to emulate it. In keeping with the tenor of the times, it’s no longer a foreign power that engages in brainwashing techniques, but a multi-national corporation with the unlikely name of Manchurian Global. Personally, I’d be wary of doing business with a company with a name like that, it just smacks of foreign intervention and manipulation. It’s also not clear what Manchurian Global’s end game was with the hypnosis techniques and the implants. In Frank Sinatra’s version, it was the Chinese who utilized sophisticated brainwashing methods to get inside the heads of their targets, and it didn’t take much of a stretch to understand that a foreign enemy intended to exert their influence in American politics. But what would a multi-national gain in the scenario developed here? The main thrust of pushing Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) for a spot on the Presidential ticket appeared to be a concession to Shaw’s mother (Meryl Streep), who’s ambitions for the Presidency failed when her Senator husband died twenty years prior. In that regard, the character of Eleanor Shaw was every bit as manipulative as that of Angela Lansbury in the same role in the earlier version, right down to that borderline incestuous kiss given her son. That creeped me out both then and now.

It’s been a long time since I watched and reviewed “The Manchurian Candidate” of the Sixties, but it seems to me that the tension and suspense was greater in the original picture. It was certainly more of a political thriller than it’s successor for reasons mentioned earlier. Nevertheless, the performances of the principals was outstanding, even if the motivations of Manchurian Global were suspect. I found it interesting that this film was co-produced by Tina Sinatra who inherited the production rights from her father. What Frank would have thought about the movie is anybody’s guess.

Review By: classicsoncall Rating: 8 Date: 2021-08-13

Other Information:

Original Title The Manchurian Candidate
Release Date 2004-07-30
Release Year 2004

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 9 min (129 min)
Budget 80000000
Revenue 96105964
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director Jonathan Demme
Writer Richard Condon, George Axelrod, Daniel Pyne
Actors Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 12 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (dailies)
Film Length 3,564 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 123movies
The Manchurian Candidate 2004 123movies
The Manchurian Candidate 2004 123movies
The Manchurian Candidate 2004 123movies
Original title The Manchurian Candidate
TMDb Rating 6.4 1,151 votes

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