Cape Fear (1991) Synopsis
A psycho (Robert De Niro) preys on a Southern couple (Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange) and their daughter.
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Entertainment Weekly

A hypnotically engrossing thriller that spins along on the dreams and anxieties of its characters.
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90

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Martin Scorsese brings honor back to the remake. He shines up this reprise of the original with original brilliance
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80

Variety

A smart and stylish remake of the 1962 suspenser.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
If this is Scorsese's bid for the commercial big time, then let the cash registers ring.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Impressive moviemaking, showing Scorsese as a master of a traditional Hollywood genre.
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70

Washington Post

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It's a brutal, demonic film with a grip like a vise; it grabs you early, its fingers around your throat, and never lets go.
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70

TV Guide

An exercise in audience manipulation, with every frame designed to stagger the senses.
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60

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Even as a simple genre picture it works only in fits and starts.
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60

The New Yorker

The movie keeps insisting that the gruelling experience it's putting us through is really meant to edify us; it drags us into the mud and...
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Cape Fear (1991) review

By ChangoPelon
I am a bigger fan of the original as I preferred Mitchum's Cady, but this is a solid remake....

CAPE FEAR - Scorsese's Take on a Classic

By lugubriousthespian
Whereas the the lines between good & evil were divided pretty matter-of-factly in the 1960s version starring Gregory Peck and Robert Michum, the new updated and electrically charged CAPE FEAR by...

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