Cape Fear (2011) USA
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Director:Martin Scorsese
Studio:Universal Pictures UK
Writer:Wesley Strick
Date Added:2012-09-20
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Sound:DTS HD 5.1
Languages:English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
Subtitles:English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Martin Scorsese  ...  (Director)
Wesley Strick  ...  (Writer)
Robert De Niro  ...  
Jessica Lange  ...  
Nick Nolte  ...  
Summary: Superior to Martin Scorsese's punishing 1991 remake, this 1962 thriller directed by J. Lee Thompson ("The Guns of Navarone") stars Robert Mitchum as a creepy ex-con angry at the attorney (Gregory Peck) whom he believes is responsible for his incarceration. After Mitchum makes clear his plans to harm Peck's family, a fascinating game of crisscrossing ethics and morality takes place. Where the more recent version seemed trapped in its explicitness, Thompson's film accomplishes a lot with a more economical and telling use of violence. The result is a richer character study with some Hitchcockian overtones regarding the nature of guilt. --"Tom Keogh"