• jackieray

    ★★★★ Rewatched by jackieray 04 Oct, 2015

    A 30 year remake with time at its center, lost and taken away. We're tethered to Nolte by the reappearances of Mitchum and Peck and the resurrection of Herrmann's secondary auteurism; as he's asked to consider this film time lost by an old mistake (played by Robert De Niro), we briefly consider our surface understanding of these other ghosts and how the time between Cape Fears felt to any of them. Bookended by Juliette Lewis' audience adress, the anxiety of…


  • Dale Nauertz

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Dale Nauertz 02 Oct, 2015 2

    Hoop-tober, Film #8
    Martin Scorsese is listed as the director, but this feels more like a Brian DePalma film. It's lurid, highly energetic and operatic in tone. It's a home invasion thriller that cranks the volume up to 11 and then tears off the knob.

    But when you're operating at this heightened level, there's a danger of going completely over the top...which this movie does from time to time. Robert DeNiro's Max Cady is so cartoonishly malevolent and evil that…


  • Emalie

    ★★★★½ Watched by Emalie 20 Sep, 2015

    You had me at teen Juliette Lewis and psycho Robert de Niro! Thank you Scorsese and Schoonmaker holy moley. I think the theater scene between de Niro and Lewis might be one of my favorite film scenes of all time.


  • Jay Jay Jay

    ★★★★ Watched by Jay Jay Jay 20 Sep, 2015

    Took a long time for me to watch this movie about revenge and justice. De Niro rules. Duh. Lots of cool shots.


  • Steven

    ★★★★ Watched by Steven 09 Sep, 2015

    Lots of Hitchcock homages, from the score to the credit sequence to the off kilter camera angles, very scary performance from Deniro, not unlike Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter.


  • Chase Whale

    ★★★★ Watched by Chase Whale 07 Sep, 2015

    It's never a good idea to get on Robert De Niro's bad side.


  • Danny Webster

    ★★★ Watched by Danny Webster 02 Sep, 2015 5

    It felt like an exercise in experimentation with Scorsese using an incredible amount of techniques I don't remember seeing him use, and with De Niro really going for it with his accent, being a ridiculous psychopath and Jessica Lange experimenting with bad acting. Or maybe that's just my lack of seeing her in anything other than American Horror Story.

    The truth is, other than that, this film is a uncensored Hitchcock thriller with for then, a modern stylish slick and…


  • Joe Campbell

    ★★★ Watched by Joe Campbell 01 Sep, 2015 2

    Scorsese's take on the 1962 thriller classic is interesting in that, beat for beat, it's the same story, yet it somewhow manages to be its own story. Whereas the original was about real-world evil invading the idyllic family lifestyle, this is a film about a broken family having to come together to get rid of the boogyman.

    Scorsese once said in an interview that he doesn't see the choice to make the family dysfunctional as a "modern" choice, as that…


  • Mathew Buck

    ★★★★ Watched by Mathew Buck 28 Aug, 2015 1

    Robert De Niro is absolutely chilling as the fanatical rapist who terrorizes Nick Nolte's not-so-perfect family life in Martin Scorsese's jolting remake of the 60s thriller (original leads Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck are also granted small cameos). De Niro is at his most charismatic as the sexual predator who lurks on sidelines waiting to extol biblical justice, and I enjoyed how Nolte's lawyer finds his ethics being corrupted more and more as he tries to protect his family, even…


  • orbit4l

    ★★★★ Watched by orbit4l 14 Mar, 1992

    In the hands of a master director remakes actually do work.


  • nagoya

    ★★★★½ Added by nagoya

    amazing remake


  • jcase95

    ★★★★ Watched by jcase95 21 Aug, 2015

    Another very successful film from Scorsese and De Niro. Cape Fear is different from their normal fare though. The closest Scorsese has come to doing something like this since has been Shutter Island. This is a real shame because this is really a great thriller. From the very beginning, I thought of Brian De Palma. In almost every sequence, there is a trace of De Palma somewhere to be found. Given that Scorsese and De Palma are both from the…