Hannibal Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 9, 2001
The underlying story lacks the fascination of Silence of the Lambs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 7, 2001
Hannibal isn't a terrible movie, but it is a disappointment, and more than a small step down from the level of its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
There are moments of a good movie buried amongst this over the top thriller. But these moments are all too rare.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
February 9, 2001
The following recipe for Hannibal can be found in the reheated leftovers chapter of 'The Hollywood Blockbuster Cookbook.'
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
February 5, 2001
An indifferently plotted, often banal police procedural that would never win a sizable audience without its pedigree.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 9, 2001
Like liver and brains, a little bit of Hannibal Lecter goes a long way. Put too much on your plate, and it's going to seem bland after a few bites.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
February 12, 2001
The ending screenwriters David Mamet and Steven Zaillian give us is ridiculous and shows they didn't read the book.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
The movie lives on borrowed time, and for all the gorgeous scenery, the devilish wit, and the fine performances, the true power of its story has already come and gone.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 12, 2001
Like all [Scott's] films, Hannibal is distinctively photographed. But it's dramatically inert.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Thoroughly distasteful. Not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 9, 2001
The Hamlet of Freddy Krueger movies.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 12, 2001
Unlike Silence and Manhunter before it, there's nothing intelligent about Hannibal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 21, 2002
Silence of the Lambs" could terrify. "Hannibal" only disgusts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
You walk out of Hannibal a bit shocked and dazed, but ultimately unsatisfied. It's as if Scott served you an appetizer and a dessert, but forgot the entree.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
February 8, 2001
Leaving the viewer looking for seconds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 9, 2001
As pointless an exercise in bloodletting.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
February 9, 2001
Hannibal has atmosphere, intellectualism and an impressive pedigree, but doesn't delve into its characters enough to do justice to its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
February 21, 2001
Promises go unfulfilled in favor of providing stylish thrills
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
February 9, 2001
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
April 2, 2001
Hannibal is a schizophrenic movie: on the one hand ... glossy and attractive, on the other, gruesome and difficult to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Bond
Daily Mail [UK]
December 16, 2002
Nate Yapp
CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
February 9, 2001
Alexander Walker
This is London
February 9, 2001

News & Observer, Raleigh, NC
February 12, 2001
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Ebert & Roeper
February 15, 2001
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2007
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