The Manchurian Candidate

2004 R 2h 10m Blu-ray / DVD

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The Manchurian Candidate

2004 R 2h 10m Blu-ray / DVD
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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.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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Reviews

age 16+

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

Violence

Intense and graphic violence, battle violence, characters in peril, several murders, lab animals mistreated.

Language

Some strong language.

Social Behavior

Loyalty, patriotism, service, bravery, and honesty are all positive themes in the movie that is critical of political machinations.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking, smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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