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5.0 out of 5 stars AWSEOME MOVIE....
Classic thriller movie.. with an epic cast! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Published 18 months ago by Lanning B Braaten

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not to shabby
of course robert deniro does an amazing job as usual and i liked the premise of the story. A ex convict terrorizes and family after spending 14years in jail which gave him the time to edjucate himself. There were many things that he does that i thought were pretty smart for a psycho path and it was definatly a good watch. Its kind of funny watching this movie and seeing...
Published on May 31 2011 by Sorpse


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4.0 out of 5 stars good movie, Aug. 31 2013
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This review is from: Cape Fear [Import] (DVD)
this movie scared me when I was young.. so to buy it and watch it again was great..good to watch
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWSEOME MOVIE...., Jan. 19 2013
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Classic thriller movie.. with an epic cast! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not to shabby, May 31 2011
This review is from: Cape Fear [Import] (DVD)
of course robert deniro does an amazing job as usual and i liked the premise of the story. A ex convict terrorizes and family after spending 14years in jail which gave him the time to edjucate himself. There were many things that he does that i thought were pretty smart for a psycho path and it was definatly a good watch. Its kind of funny watching this movie and seeing the similarities to the simpsons episode that parodies it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good movie,, June 15 2004
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But don't compare it to the original; that's not fair. In some ways, they're almost 2 different films. This one has entertainment value, for sure, including DeNiro's over-the-top performance and the cameos by the original's stars. Nolte, Lange and Lewis are all OK, but ultimately not really believable in terms of the whole picture. Worth watching, but catch the original too, for sure.
PS to a certain March 14 reviewer: First, learn to spell and use English properly. Second, the original "sucked" to you because it didn't have enough violence or tattoos, right? Yeah. THERE's a legitimate reason.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spot on!, June 9 2004
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A remake that is better than the original ... it rarely happens, but in this case it has!
CAPE FEAR is a very effective film that managed to pull me right in, I enjoyed every single moment of it. It is eery and tense, and you'll want to ensure your door is locked.
Robert De Niro is perfect as the criminal released from jail seeking revenge on his lawyer (who hid information that may have reduced his prison sentence). Jessica Lange plays the wife of the lawyer (nick nolte), and she is impressive as always.
CAPE FEAR is one of my favourite suspense thrillers of all time. Definitely worth owning on DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GOTTA WATCH OUT FOR ALL THOSE CHRISTIAN MURDERERS, June 7 2004
In "Cape Fear", Marty Scorsese introduces a Fourth of July parade scene rife with sluggish Americana. The scene is slowed down, given morbid music, and depicts patriotic icons with bland expressions, going through the motions while an unenthusiastic crowd masks a black-and-white cancer. It also chooses to make Bob DeNiro a really dangerous Christian who quotes Scripture, speaks in tongues and preaches while he commits his acts of violence. Outside of one episode of "The X Files" in which a sect of Hasidic Jews included some ghost-Jew character who kills in the name of same ancient Hebrew tenet, I cannot recall seeing openly Jewish killers on screen.
STEVEN TRAVERS
AUTHOR OF "BARRY BONDS: BASEBALL'S SUPERMAN"
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4.0 out of 5 stars MAX CADY is the HERO, April 5 2004
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Jesse James (Los Angeles, CA) - See all my reviews
Robert De Niro's character Max Cady, the obvious villain is IN FACT the hero of this film. Nick Nolte was a public defender 14 years ago when he got the case of Max Cady -- a very poor illiterate. Nolte decided to play judge and jury. He gave Cady the shaft. Now Cady is out of prison and OUT FOR JUSTICE. It's some of Robert De Niro's best work! Nick Nolte does a great job as the lawyer, Sam Bowden, who did Cady wrong.
The Jessica Lange character, with her sniping remarks, does not really work that well.
This movie contains one of the best scenes in motion-picture history: The confrontation outside the restaurant between Max Cady and Kersek (played by Joe Don Baker). Watch for it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great movie, March 15 2004
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This review is from: Cape Fear (VHS Tape)
This movie is simply greta.People on this site bad mouth it for the gore and all that.I've seen the original and it sucks compared to this.De Niro was scary as Max Caddy the tattoed,psyc
otic ex-con,and Nick Nolte was great as the nervous,chain-smoking
attorney.The tatto's on Caddy give him a much more sinister and
serious image.In the original Mitchum was without tats and was
to nice-looking and didn't really scare me.Nolte was always on
edge as Bowden,he was always sweating,smoking,and yelling.Peck
was calm,dry,and smoke-free in the original.Scoresese does not
overdue violence the rape scene,the piano wire scene,and the end
add to the sadisticness and sinisterness of Caddy and you begin
to know what a bad guy he is.Plus De Niro is built and tough and
dihes out and takes alot of pain and also is really slick and jsut sends shivers up my spine.Avoid the original or watch this
one than try the original you will fall asleep in no time or you'll run out and watch this one again.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pales in camparison to the original, March 11 2004
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M. Bergeron "Muziclvr" (Colchester, VT United States) - See all my reviews
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Even though there are some VERY strong performances here, it doesn't create the tension of the original. Worse, the ending has been changed!!
Stick to the original.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Every man has to go through hell to reach paradise...", March 3 2004
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Michael Crane (Orland Park, IL USA) - See all my reviews
Very few thrillers stand out like Martin Scorsese's "Cape Fear." It's a terrifying ride that frightens us to the very core. It shakes you violently and paints an intense picture of revenge that is taken to a whole different level. This is a dark and brutal film that doesn't let you off easy for a single second.
Attorney Sam Bowden appears to have the perfect life upon simple examination. He has a loving wife and daughter, a very nice home, and a pretty successful and providing career. Things take a drastic turn when Max Cady is released from prison after serving a term of fourteen years. Cady was once represented by Bowden and is now looking for a little payback, as he feels that his former attorney didn't do everything he possibly could to keep him out of prison. Now, Sam must realize the present danger that is before him, as not only is his life in absolute danger--but also his family and everybody else he loves and cares for. The stakes have never been higher.
This is an absolutely disturbing film that pulls no punches. It's a very uneasy movie to watch, and yet it is so well done that it is hard NOT to watch. Robert De Niro is extremely terrifying as the vengeful "Max Cady" who is out and about, looking to settle the score. This is definitely a signature role for De Niro, as this would be one of his many roles that he will be remembered for most. Nick Nolte also gives a remarkable performance that adds a human quality to his character. The movie is well written and is perfectly executed frame by frame. It plays like a Hitchcock film on ecstasy. Martin Scorsese flawlessly directs this horrifying picture and knows what strings to pull to get a reaction from us. Be warned, this is not a movie for those who have weak stomachs or faint hearts.
The DVD does a splendid job when it comes to doing the movie the justice that it deserves. The picture quality is great--it is such a relief that I don't have to deal with the terrible laserdisc version that had the most horrendous picture quality. The sound quality is also great, and you even get the chance to watch it in DTS, if your system carries it. There are some cool extras for DVD fanatics, with extras like featurettes, deleted scenes, production notes, a theatrical trailer and more. Surely, there will be some who will want more for a film of this caliber, but the overall presentation is more than satisfactory.
"Cape Fear" is a relentless thriller that is terrifying and suspenseful. The movie has an excellent cast, a great script, and an extremely talented director behind it all. Again, the movie is very intense and isn't recommended for those who have weak hearts and don't like scenes with graphic and disturbing violence. This is definitely a classic that will always be around in the fine world of cinema. -Michael Crane
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