Just got back from seeing this flick.........actually, hubby and I saw two films today, the other being "The Village".......but that's another review.

I don't know why, but I have never seen the original "Manchurian Candidate".....I'm glad I haven't yet, because it made the remake more enjoyable for me. Denzel was good as always, not great, but solid. Streep was the classic "Mother from Hell", but the actor who for me made the movie was the actor who played the role of Raymond, Liev Schreiber, the "future vice president"......He was awesome in a subtle way, his eye's show emotions more clearly than other facial expressions........I do recommend this movie...........42