Cape Fear

Cape Fear

Blu-ray Disc - 2011
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Fourteen years after being imprisoned, vicious psychopath Max Cady emerges with a single-minded mission: to seek revenge on his attorney. Sam Bowden. Realizing he is legally powerless to protect his beautiful wife Leigh and his troubled teenage daughter Danielle against Max's relentless psychological torment, Sam resorts to unorthodox measures, leading to an unforgettable action packed showdown.

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TheSandoz
Mar 16, 2017

Cape Fear often gets overlooked from Scorsese's other classics but it is just as excellent as the best of the best of his catalog. It's superbly crafted and acted and is very complex and suspenseful. It's script is brilliant with how it uses the ins and outs of the law to incorporate a masterfully paced thriller. The cinematography is really something and it's Florida locations are perfect. The performances are all stellar. This is probably the last all out no holes barred performance of De Niro's career. Nick Nolte is terrific as his ex lawyer and dad of the family being terrorized. Jessica Lange is very good and Juliette Lewis is outstanding as the complex daughter which earned her an Oscar. Also Joe Don Baker is fantastic playing one of the best private detectives in film history. Cape Fear is much much more than your standard psycho thriller and it's extremely thrilling watching everything involving the law throughout the story.

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Calvacade
Aug 25, 2016

I preferred this to the original. Great performance by DeNiro, and it's an enjoyable B movie remake by Scorsese. I found the end part of the film to be disappointing, but other than that it's an entertaining movie.

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ericstride
Aug 22, 2016

The original film with Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum (Mitchum has a small role in the remake) is vastly better. The Scorsese version tries so hard to be complex and "deep" that it suffocates under the weight of its own pretensions. There is no single individual in the remake to attract the viewer's approval; which defeats the point of the story which is a take on the "good vs. evil" theme.

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ThomasJWhiting
Sep 21, 2015

Very good remake. Lots of good acting (Nolte, De Niro), film production, etc.

Now have to go back and revisit the original 1962 Gregory Peck version.

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MadisonParkMilo
Feb 01, 2014

Robert De Niro takes on so many marginal roles, it is important to watch this one to fully appreciate one of his best ones by far.

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tnorris
Jun 09, 2013

It was an average "thriller" type movie, but it is worth seeing just to see Robert de Niro play a bad guy!

btmslt Jun 12, 2012

A sometimes scary, totally unrealistic movie.

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tj_is_cool
Jul 11, 2011

Nothing fantastic. Very average movie.

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jimg2000
May 04, 2011

Nice remake with one scary Robert De Niro with a charming Southern twang.

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