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The Manchurian Candidate Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    94

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Here is a movie that was made more than 25 years ago, and it feels as if it were made yesterday. Not a moment of The Manchurian Candidate lacks edge and tension and a cynical spin. [Re-release]

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Sheila Benson

    The Manchurian Candidate proves that its fascination is intact. [12 Jan 1998, p.C1; Re-Release]

  • 100

    out of 100

    Variety

    One of the wildest fabrications any author has ever tried to palm off on a gullible public. But the fascinating thing is that, from uncertain premise to shattering conclusion, one does not question plausibility of the events being rooted in their own cinematic reality.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    The New Yorker Pauline Kael

    It may be the most sophisticated political satire ever made in Hollywood. (As quoted by Roger Ebert)

  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    This gonzo satiric thriller is a riveting portrait of early-60's paranoia. [15 Nov 1996, p.82]

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