• Syntheseizure

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Syntheseizure 28 Aug, 2016

    Occasionally Scorsese loves to show off his chops for Hitchcock-ian suspense, and Cape Fear shows he's as adept at it as anybody. Even though it's intentionally derivative (Saul Bass credits, Herrmann score, Mitchum and Peck cameos), the movie really only falls flat at its prolonged set-ups; the climax and intermittent scenes of tension are nearly pitch perfect. It's as close as one can get to a modern version of a classic Hollywood thriller: fun and frivolous with a supremely dark undercurrent.

    Also, for as much attention as De Niro and Lewis get for the movie, it's Lange who really delivers.

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  • eskimoeyes

    ★★★½ Watched by eskimoeyes 28 Aug, 2016

    cigars r cool

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  • michelle

    ★★★½ Watched by michelle 27 Aug, 2016

    when you accidentally take two caffeine pills instead of your much needed iron, so your awake at 4am watching movies but also in pain realizing you will get no sleep and will suffer

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  • Tyler Rolland

    ★★★ Added by Tyler Rolland

    A real mixed bag. When it's not wildly uneven, it's laughably over the top. DeNiro does score some points with his, at times, frightening performance. His southern draawwl is often distracting however. It's an entertaining throwaway. But "throwaway" really isn't a word you should be using when describing a Scorsese film.

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  • Keaton Coleman

    ★★★★ Watched by Keaton Coleman 26 Aug, 2016

    This was the follow up to Goodfellas, not that you could tell. It's a much different movie even if they share 2 giant connections with De Niro and Scorsese and crime playing a part in this film as well, even if it isn't as focused about crime. I can't say I like this as much as Goodfellas, but I can't say that about most movies.

    Anyways, enough about Goodfellas onto Cape Fear. We find Nick Nolte as a lawyer 14…

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  • Master Splinter

    ★★★★ Watched by Master Splinter 25 Aug, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Max Cady is the human embodiment of man's past sins catching up to him. If you don't learn to admit your mistakes, ask forgiveness and wash the blood off your hands, Robert De Niro will find you. Even a hired hand, lighter fluid, or nuclear bomb won't help you then.

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  • Brandon Vander Hey

    ★★★ Watched by Brandon Vander Hey 25 Aug, 2016

    Not real big on the fact that most of the horror here is "oh FUCK HE'S GONNA RAPE PEOPLE" but, you know, 1991.

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  • Derek Moore

    ★★★★ Watched by Derek Moore 25 Aug, 2016

    Madly intense.

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  • Ray

    ★★★★ Watched by Ray 09 Aug, 2016

    What I've discovered with Scorsese is that he can hit this certain tone with a movie, and when he does it is an actual masterpiece. Just something about it is phenomenal and perfect and basically my favorite thing ever. (Think Taxi Driver, After Hours, Goodfellas - they all have that feeling to them.) And then he makes movies that are great and fantastic and I really enjoy, but they don't quite reach the heights of his others.

    Cape Fear falls…

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  • Andrew Milito

    ★★★ Watched by Andrew Milito 21 Aug, 2016 2

    A spine-tingling Bernard Hermann score. An opening credits sequence designed by Saul Bass. Crazy camera angles. Out of context, all of these things are the staples of one legendary director: Alfred Hitchcock. With Cape Fear, these attributes are applied as an homage to Hitchcock via another legendary director: Martin Scorsese.

    The film, a remake of the 1962 film, which itself drew many inspirations from Hitchcock, takes Scorsese into horror/thriller territory, a genre he has rarely covered, to mostly impressive success.…

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  • JamesPasier

    ★½ Watched by JamesPasier 20 Aug, 2016

    "Cape Fear", a film that brings to mind the works of Alfred Hitchcock, features a menacing score and another fine performance by Robert DeNiro sporting a southern twang. It's a testament to DeNiro that, even with regard to his character's villainous doings, we, the audience, still gravitate toward him and his character because DeNiro is just so damn charismatic - and Scorsese just knows how to use DeNiro the right way.

    Director Martin Scorsese, outside of his direction of DeNiro,…

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  • eevade

    ★★★½ Watched by eevade 19 Aug, 2016

    The direction and the soundtrack feel excessive, but they manage to inject a great energy in a plot which would be otherwise quite weak. De Niro is amazing at being creepy.

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