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Red Dragon, the Thomas Harris novel that introduced serial killer Hannibal Lecter to the world, was adapted for the screen by Michael Mann as Manhunter. Ace criminal profiler Will Graham (William Petersen) is very good at his job because he has the ability to make himself think like the killers he tracks. Will has been in retirement since catching Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter (Brian Cox), as being inside that particular deranged mind caused Will to have a breakdown. Will's boss Jack Crawford
Aug 15, 1986 Wide
Jan 30, 2001
Anchor Bay Entertainment
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I'm intrigued by that stylistic envelope: simultaneously hypnotic and enervating, meditative and empty.
The movie drives along with such intensity for much of the time that you can just let it work on your senses without worrying about whether it makes sense.
An unpleasantly gripping thriller that rubs one's nose in a sick criminal mentality for two hours.
While Manhunter is absorbing and sometimes tense, it's unfortunate that Mann dedided to direct the film with the stylistic overkill of his Miami Vice.
gripping and creepy
Unlike Hannibal, [Mann is] able to balance style and substance with a late-night hearse pace.
One of the worst movies ever made. How do people think this is effective? It's so schmaltzy and sloppy and careless. No tension, no terror, and Hannibal does not put his feet up!
I was always expecting Don Johnson to pop up...
Its Miami Vice sheen hides one of the most effective thrillers in recent memory; a dramatically different counterpunch to the better-known Silence of the Lambs.
Michael Mann is in top form here helming this bone-chilling thriller based on the novel by Thomas Harris.
[An] engaging, thought-provoking and entertaining film that deserved its cult status.
Lean serial-killer thriller makes The Silence of the Lambs look sheepish.
Audience Reviews for Manhunter
- Will Graham: You've been watching these films. Haven't you....my man.
- Francis Dollarhyde: You owe me awe!
- Will Graham: I know I'm not smarter than you.
- Dr. Hannibal Lecktor: Then how did you catch me?
- Will Graham: You had disadvatages.
- Dr. Hannibal Lecktor: What disadvantages?
- Will Graham: You're insane.
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