In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.
"The Manchurian Candidate (2004)" is a par knock-off of the 1962 classic adapted from the same novel with the usual upgrades and contemporary tweaks. Sporting a good cast and a somewhat cluttered screenplay, the film tells of the plight of a Desert Storm vet (Washington) whose dreams tell a story of what happened to his platoon in Kuwait quite different from the historical account of record with ramifications reaching deep into a U.S. presidential election. A little bulky at two hours, this suspense/drama flick waxes in convolutions and intrigues all the while dangling the "dreams or reality?" question before the audience. With par murmurs from critical corners and mixed commentary from the public in general, this three star flick is probably worth a look for fans of the players or anyone into political thrillers, etc. (B)
- Dec 24, 2004
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