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Old 17-06-2013, 18:56
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Has anyone seen this movie before? Someone was talking about this movie in work early. Never seen it? Is it any good?
I heard Robert De Niro is in the movie? WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS on it?
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Old 17-06-2013, 19:09
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It's a good film.

Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange and a young Juliette Lewis are all very good - De Niro gives one of his biggest performances, I'd call it OTT but that's not really fair.

Some very tense scenes (the teddy bear!) and a suitably overblown climax - it's not subtle but it's gripping.

A remake which almost equals the original.
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Old 17-06-2013, 19:10
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De Niro is in the 90's version and in my opinion is one of his best ever performances,absolutely chilling
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Old 17-06-2013, 19:25
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counsellor? could you be there?...could you be there?
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Old 17-06-2013, 20:45
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Excellent.... scaed the shittt out me
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Old 17-06-2013, 21:30
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I was just thinking this last week. Why don't they show it?
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Old 17-06-2013, 21:40
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Cape Fear is a classic , all the actors are on form. Martin Scorsese proves once again he's a master of movie making.
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Old 17-06-2013, 22:52
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Its certainly entertaining but imo De Niro is laughably OTT to be "chilling" and the way he actually gets to Cape Fear is absurd.
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Old 18-06-2013, 07:39
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I always the first two versions of this severely lacked some rake stepping.
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Old 18-06-2013, 09:10
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Its certainly entertaining but imo De Niro is laughably OTT to be "chilling" and the way he actually gets to Cape Fear is absurd.
One of my favourite LOL moments in cinema history is when the house-maid turns round and it's De Niro in drag.

As you say, entertaining enough, but massively over-rated.
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Old 18-06-2013, 09:57
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I preferred The Simpson's version
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Old 18-06-2013, 10:02
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Ages since I have seen the film, it is good though..also the original film starring Robert Mitchum & Gregory Peck is worth seeing as well.
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Old 18-06-2013, 10:40
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Fine original, but the Scorsese remake is boring, unconvincing ham-fisted rubbish. And boy does he make heavy weather of it.

I'm all for directors trying something different, but this was pure conceit. De Palma could've knocked out a better Cape Fear in his sleep.
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Old 18-06-2013, 13:10
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Mitchum is really menacing as the villian, while DeNiro has his moments he's too OTT a lot of the time.
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Old 18-06-2013, 20:01
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I haven't seen the remake, but the Robert Mitchum version scared the hell out of me!
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Old 18-06-2013, 22:40
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One of my favourite LOL moments in cinema history is when the house-maid turns round and it's De Niro in drag.

As you say, entertaining enough, but massively over-rated.
Oddly, this ridiculous sequence reminded me of a not dissimilar scene in the old Basil Rathbone/ Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes film The Scarlet Claw which was chilling indeed.
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Old 19-06-2013, 05:23
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One of the few remakes that is better than the original in my opinion. It's does however have a seriously flawed ending - it just goes too OTT. It's kind of like the filmmakers bottled out of doing a proper ending.

De Niro is terrifying as Max Cady. i love the moral ambiguities of this film. Been a while since I have seen it on UK TV.

The original has its moments, but the remake has a slightly more subversive edge, what with all the characters having flaws.
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