Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.

Highly effective and suspenseful thriller about a mad political scheme that nowadays doesn't seem as unlikely as it did to its contemporaries; direction, script and cast are all top-notch.

Halliwell****: "Insanely plotted but brilliantly handled spy thriller, a mixture of Hitchcock, Welles and All the King's Men."

Maltin***1/2: "Tingling political paranoia thriller...Harrowing presentation..."

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