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Year
1962
Runtime
126 min.
Director
John Frankenheimer
Genre
Thriller
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
59,250
Checks
14,497
Favs
846
Dislikes
67
Favs/checks
5.8% (1:17)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. crazy_bitch's avatar

    crazy_bitch

    The Manchurian Candidate is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful movie I've ever known in my life. 1 year 7 months ago
  2. dchauvin's avatar

    dchauvin

    I really enjoyed a couple of the early scenes. The brainwashing dream sequences were interesting to watch, and the press conference with the television screens was very cleverly done. I did feel the plot got a little loose towards the end, but the climax was a tad unorthodox, which was a pleasant surprise. 5 years 6 months ago
  3. ChrisReynolds's avatar

    ChrisReynolds

    The tension, mystery and acting were spot on. Sinatra is good as a buttoned-up but increasingly paranoid major, but IMO the two stand-out performances were Laurence Harvey's and Angela Lansbury's. There were two very strange plot coincidences spoiler that left me disappointed when everything was involved, as if they'd been put in as red herrings even though they make very little sense. 5 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #17 in AFI's 100 years...100 thrills
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  2. This movie ranks #49 in 1960s
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  3. This movie ranks #118 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #144 in National Film Registry
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  5. This movie ranks #200 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  6. This movie ranks #213 in TSPDT 1000 Noir Films
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  7. This movie ranks #230 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  8. This movie ranks #296 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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  9. This movie ranks #389 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  10. This movie ranks #494 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  11. This movie ranks #538 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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  12. This movie ranks #563 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  13. This movie ranks #615 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  14. This movie ranks #616 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  15. This movie ranks #941 in The Criterion Collection
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