• TJ Duane

    ★★★★ Watched by TJ Duane 27 May, 2015

    This down and dirty Hitchcock/Night of the Hunter homage is Scorsese proving that even when he's doing a Hollywood picture, he can infuse it with his genius. The entire film is filled with such energy that you notice when it slows--like during a scene between a convicted rapist and psychopath (Robert DeNiro) and his lawyer's teenage daughter (Juliette Lewis)--it allows the terror of a young girl being taken advantage of by a force of personality to seep in with Hitchcockian…

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  • Dr Lukas Rodschwarz

    ★★★★ Added by Dr Lukas Rodschwarz

    Deniro...

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  • Richard Murphy

    ★★★★ Added by Richard Murphy

    Absolutely incredible performance from De Niro. Great film. A must watch

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  • Shrabster

    ★★½ Added by Shrabster

    Robert De Niro wants revenge for being raped.

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  • Neale

    ★★★★ Watched by Neale 21 May, 2015

    Thumbs Up: Its a taut tale of psychological suspense, but rather than play it slow Scorsese packs every frame with energy and violence, creating a genuine sense of dread whenever De Niro is on screen. De Niro himself gives 110%, ably assisted by a big bombastic score and great performances from Nolte, Lange and Lewis (especially in the sinister theatre scene).

    Thumbs Down: Feels over-long (thanks to Scorsese's tendency to indulge in his lead performances) when pacing is so critical…

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  • Gimly

    ★★★½ Added by Gimly

    Skin crawlingly creepy, De Niro's Max Cady is the only part that truly stands out in Scorsese's '91 remake of Cape Fear. But he stands out *so much* that it alone makes it worth watching. The couple of innovative stalking moments and supporting cast members Juliette Lewis and Jessica Lange didn't blow me away, but were still enough to kick it up another level.

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  • Brandon

    ★★★½ Watched by Brandon 17 May, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Martin Scorsese's remake of the 1960s film Cape Fear is a dark, haunting story that capitalizes off a very strong main character Max Cady, portrayed hauntingly by Robert DeNiro. I think the film is very religious and philosophical and therefore may take a lot more thought and multiple viewings to truly understand what Scorsese wanted to do with the movie. Simply put, this is Scorsese's take on the film, which I know is different from the original (though I haven't…

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  • strange_day

    ★★★ Added by strange_day

    I had to be about 7 years old when I first saw this film, and it scared the shit out of me. I still get flashbacks of scenes that once haunted me, and the fear I had as I laid in bed both terror-stricken and fascinated that people like Max Cady existed. Not long after seeing this film my family all sat down for a nice evening of "Casualties of War", another film that haunted my childhood. Thanks Mum & Dad.

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  • PatrickRipoll

    ★★½ Added by PatrickRipoll

    Like the most depraved cartoon ever. The seduction scene is an amazing skin-crawling moment but it doesn't belong in this movie.

    You get the idea that Scorsese knew he was so far out of his depth (in terms of environment, genre, approach, pretty much everything) that he just said "fuck it" and pulled out all the stops. Which makes this an interesting film even if it's far from a good one. C+

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  • Alex Vlad

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Alex Vlad 08 May, 2015 2

    Martin Scorsese's stylish and visual stunning remake of the 1962 classic thriller of the same name which starred Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum. The story concerns the sadistic psychopathic rapist Max Cady, played with a brilliant intensity by Robert De Niro in a chilling Oscar and Golden Globe nominated performance he has returned after serving 14 years in prison for the brutal sexual assault of a young girl to exact his revenge against a former public defender Sam Bowden, played…

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  • Varghese Eapen

    ★★★ Watched by Varghese Eapen 07 May, 2015

    > I can never forget the first time i saw the unforgettable Simpsons episode which paid homage with it's legendary one liners,theme music and immaculate voice overs especially Sideshow Bob voiced by Kelsey Grammar.

    > I am a huge fan of the Original with it's now legendary performance from THE Robert Mitchum,just one look at him and i was shivering.

    > Bobby de Niro is terrific and the best thing about the movie to say the least with his mean sculpted physique, Bible…

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  • Wooderson

    ★★★★ Watched by Wooderson 05 May, 2015

    I've been completing Scavenger Hunt #2 pretty fast so I decided to go back and do the first one for fun as well.
    Film #1 of the "Scavenger Hunt #1" Challenge!
    letterboxd.com/jesushmacy/list/scavenger-hunt-1-april-2015/
    Task #29: A Revenge film!


    Martin Scorsese making a very non-Scorsese movie that works really well. Most of that has to do with how good all the performances were, especially young crazy De Niro. The crazy editing just adds to creepy.

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