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Year
1962
Runtime
126 min.
Director
John Frankenheimer
Genre
Thriller
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
59,250
Checks
15,101
Favs
898
Dislikes
74
Favs/checks
5.9% (1:17)
Favs/dislikes
12:1
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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. 4 years 4 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. 8 years 3 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. 8 years 4 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 #118 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  3. This movie ranks #144 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  4. This movie ranks #200 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  5. This movie ranks #231 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  6. This movie ranks #296 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  7. This movie ranks #313 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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  8. This movie ranks #389 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  9. This movie ranks #494 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  10. This movie ranks #527 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  11. This movie ranks #559 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  12. This movie ranks #575 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  13. This movie ranks #620 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  14. This movie ranks #941 in The Criterion Collection
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