Disclaimer: I watched this movie on VHS with cheesy previews and in full screen format. Because of this, it had a made for T.V feel with pumped up early 90’s/ late 80’s vibe (which it has regardless). While that may be how a lot of people watched it for their first time, I would suggest springing for the widescreen version for that proper cinematic feel - this movie’s got some interesting subtext about judgment that might be better highlighted in that case.
It’s good. De Niro does a good job playing Max Caddy who I most enjoyed come out when coming up against a rough Claude Kerseck. The end too at Cape Fear was excellent in summarizing the crazy that was De Niro’s character.
Keep an eye out for that school Theatre scene. As silly a setup as it was to allow the characters privacy, Juliette Lewis did a great job in her role there and later with her father Sam (Nolte) when she couldn’t wipe that smile off her face.
Cape Fear is a good watch at 7/10.