Cape Fear (1991)

Cape-Fear-Movie-Poster-juliette-lewis-15075107-988-1500By Scott Goldfine

A lawyer (Nick Nolte) and his family are menaced by a former client and ex-convict (Robert De Niro) in this disturbing remake from Martin Scorsese. De Niro, in a chilling performance, torments and terrorizes Nolte, whose poor defense led to De Niro’s 14-year prison term.

The film packs powerful direction and acting, but there’s little character evolvement and few wrinkles in the storyline. Also stars Jessica LangeJuliette Lewis and Joe Don Baker. Rated R.

GRADE: B+

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