Red Dragon (2002)



Critic Consensus: Competently made, but everything is a bit too familiar.

Movie Info

Ex-FBI agent Will Graham is an expert investigator who quit the Bureau after almost losing his life in the process of capturing the elusive Dr. Lecter. Years later, after a series of particularly grisly murders, Graham reluctantly agrees to come out of retirement and assist in the case. But he soon realizes that the best way to catch this killer, known as the Tooth Fairy, is to find a way to get inside the killer's mind. And the closest thing to that would be to probe the mind of another killer … More

Rating: R (for violence, grisly images, language, some nudity and sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Ted Tally
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 1, 2003
Box Office: $92.9M
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as Will Graham

as Francis Dolarhyde

as Jack Crawford

as Reba McClane

as Molly Graham

as Dr. Chilton

as Police Chief

as Lloyd Bowman

as Bookseller

as Josh Graham

as TV Cameraman

as Conductor

as Dinner Guest

as Dinner Guest

as Flautist

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as Charles Leeds

as Valerie Leeds

as Billy Leeds

as Sean Leeds

as Susie Leeds

as Forensic Dentist

as Police Commissioner

as Female Detective

as Locksmith

as Mr. Jacobi

as Jacobi Child

as Jacobi Child

as Jacobi Child

as Byron Metcalf

as Dr. Bloom's Secretar...

as Dr. Hassler

as Ralph Mandy (uncredi...

as Father in Video

as Child in Video

as Photographer

as Newsie

as Tattler Guard

as Chromalux Secretary

as Superintendent

as Museum Secretary

as Deputy in Car
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Critic Reviews for Red Dragon

All Critics (193) | Top Critics (43)

Frank Whaley and Philip Seymour Hoffman play minor characters so annoying they might as well wear T-shirts reading 'Eat My Brain.'

Full Review… | February 7, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Where Mann and Demme steered the hokum away from dull genre generalities, Ratner's point-and-film literalness churns out a thriller by rote, shorn of the psychological dogfighting that distinguished the first two films.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Great, but too scary and violent for most teens.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

A surprisingly good and entertaining finisher...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

The film oozes contempt for its audience, caring nothing for the characters or suspense and only craving money.

Full Review… | February 17, 2007
Combustible Celluloid

A decent enough entertainment that sticks closely to the novel.

Full Review… | February 7, 2007

Audience Reviews for Red Dragon


Directors Cat
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Super Reviewer

Edward Norton's role will never top Jodie Foster's 'Clarice Starling', but his character is clever and unique. While Ralph Fiennes gives off a superb performance as 'The Tooth Fairy', it's not as shocking as Ted Levine's 'Buffalo Bill'. The major problem I had with this film was that it was too similar to the 1991 masterpiece.While it not up to the standards of 'The Silence of the Lambs', its worth a try if you enjoy seeing Anthony Hopkins return with a hunger for humans.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

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