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1.

A Mediocre Remake for Our Mediocre Political Times (SPOILERS)

2/10
Author: ecarle on 1 August 2004
2.

If It Ain't Broke ...

1/10
Author: Fenrir-5 on 8 January 2005
3.

Don't Get Caught Up Making Comparisons!

Author: Zen Bones on 25 August 2004
4.

Better than most remakes, but not as compelling as the original

6/10
Author: anhedonia on 2 August 2004
5.

This was a TERRIBLE film. Read why did I and others rated it a 1!

1/10
Author: surenm on 31 July 2004
6.

Human chocolate "chip" cookie leaves bad taste in washed brain

2/10
Author: Randall Phillip (monstermonkeyhead@yahoo.com) on 14 March 2005
7.

Brain dead

1/10
Author: Critical Eye UK on 16 May 2005
8.

Limp and lackluster

Author: rogerdarlington on 22 November 2004
9.

Manchurian Update

8/10
Author: jon.h.ochiai (jochiai@socal.rr.com) on 6 September 2004
10.

New "Candidate" pales when compared to first

Author: sports-8 on 27 July 2004
11.

Solid, Topical and Worthy of the Original

9/10
Author: sinuous on 1 August 2004
12.

Political thriller with memorable performances , intrigue , thrills and well realized by Jonathan Demme

7/10
Author: ma-cortes on 11 December 2011
13.

A mustache on the Mona Lisa

1/10
Author: Otto_Partz_973 on 26 March 2007
14.

{Cue brainwashed monotone} The Manchurian Candidate is the smartest, bravest, warmest, most selfless movie I've ever seen in my life…

1/10
Author: Daniel R. Baker on 14 August 2007
15.

Less powerful, less edgy, and less intelligent than the original.

Author: ramirocardozo (ramirocardozo) on 30 November 2004
16.

Nice Running-Mate to the Original "Candidate"

7/10
Author: Placemat on 2 January 2005
17.

Not up to the Original

2/10
Author: mtulipan on 17 December 2005
18.

A brilliant update of a brilliant movie

10/10
Author: teresaleej on 1 August 2004
19.

Are we sure this wasn't directed by some other Jonathan Demme? One who does porn or something?

3/10
Author: MBunge on 11 January 2011
20.

Prefer the Classic – Jonathan Demme Prefers to Follow the Easiest Way Trying to Reach Success

6/10
Author: Claudio Carvalho on 12 October 2005
21.

Shares the title but not the quality of the '62 classic (possible spoiler)

2/10
Author: Troopie on 20 September 2007
22.

stupid, nonsensical drivel

1/10
Author: soxRsupah on 5 January 2005
23.

Save Your Money and Rent the Original

1/10
Author: SandyZ7 on 13 November 2004
24.

the usual suspects {spoilers}

9/10
Author: gcatelli (guycatelli1@yahoo.com) on 19 August 2004
25.

Hollywoodization rather than cinema...but with some moments

4/10
Author: JonWatches on 19 August 2006
26.

The Manchurian Disappointing Remake

1/10
Author: Mark Hale (extravaluejotter@hotmail.com) on 3 September 2006
27.

Forget this dud, the original is much better

2/10
Author: Billie on 20 February 2005
28.

I-n-t-e-r-m-i-n-a-b-l-y boring

3/10
Author: leducdor-1 on 11 June 2009
29.

Ruined, not re-made

1/10
Author: grg216 on 3 April 2006
30.

A Poor Excuse For a Political Thriller

1/10
Author: davidcpotts on 10 August 2004
31.

Changed too Much

1/10
Author: Bojac on 7 August 2004
32.

Lobotomized

Author: tedg (tedg@FilmsFolded.com) on 31 July 2004
33.

the original is much better (5.5/10

5/10
Author: disdressed12 on 2 January 2009
34.

Surprisingly boring.

1/10
Author: Vincent on 5 November 2007
35.

so many talking heads, so much boredom

1/10
Author: Batur Güney (baturgun@hotmail.com) on 22 December 2004
36.

WHAT?!

10/10
Author: chricoo on 23 July 2004
37.

Boy! Here I thought the The Village was bad....

1/10
Author: aeo on 4 August 2004
38.

Grade: B+

Author: tideprince on 4 January 2005
39.

Not Very Impressed, I'm Afraid..............

1/10
Author: w1rc on 17 December 2004
40.

Par

7/10
Author: George Parker on 24 December 2004
41.

Evil Corporations Behind the Gears of Power.

9/10
Author: nycritic on 16 March 2005
42.

The Ultimate Movie Review! - http://tss5078.blogspot.com - @tss5078

8/10
Author: Tss5078 on 21 July 2014
43.

Some stories deserve updates, this is one of them, although the 60's version was somewhat better

7/10
Author: Amy Adler on 13 January 2014
44.

A rather dry conspiracy film

5/10
Author: david-sarkies on 12 September 2013
45.

Meryl vs. Angela: A Hands-Down Toss-Up in Riveting Conspiracy Thriller

7/10
Author: museumofdave on 18 May 2013
46.

Denzel Washington overcomes his nanotech brainwashing and thwarts a plot

4/10
Author: msroz on 31 January 2013
47.

Manchurian Candidate 2004

6/10
Author: janewashington88 on 10 December 2012
48.

The Remake Remains Watchable

8/10
Author: Desertman84 on 28 September 2012
49.

Worth the Clichéd Grip!

6/10
Author: nikhil damodaran on 1 August 2012
50.

Effective, compelling conspiracy story

7/10
Author: Leofwine_draca on 22 June 2012

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