Picture from The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Overall B-

Can a person be hypnotized and commanded to do things against his moral nature? The question long debated by experts, is one being asked by Major Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra) when he looks up his former commanding officer Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) and tries to piece together some repressed war memories.

Violence C-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity B
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Talk to your kids about…

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Do you believe in hypnotism or in the possibility of it being powerful enough to override the human conscience?

The ability to control others plays a significant role in this movie. What different devices are used to get that power? Are there people or phobias in your life to which you surrender your self-will?