The Manchurian Candidate
In this remake of the 1962 political thriller, two U.S. soldiers are taken captive during the first Gulf War and brainwashed so they're programmed to rebel once they return home. Several years later, one of them lands on the vice presidential ticket.
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- Jonathan Demme
- 2005 BAFTA®
- Best Supporting Actress nominee: Meryl Streep
- 2005 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; outtakes; featurettes.
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Manchurian Candidate is a thriller with intense and graphic violence, including many murders (gunshot, strangling, drowning) and injuries. Characters drink, smoke, and use drugs. There's some very strong language. A strength of the movie is its portrayal of strong, intelligent, loyal, and capable citizens.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- Intense and graphic violence, battle violence, characters in peril, several murders, lab animals mistreated.
- Some strong language.
- Social Behavior
- Loyalty, patriotism, service, bravery, and honesty are all positive themes in the movie that is critical of political machinations.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Drinking, smoking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it