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Manhunter Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 28, 2016
Innovatively shot by ace cinematographer Dante Spinotti, this contains at least two bravura sequences that still stand out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
October 4, 2011
Cox's Hannibal is a masterclass in moderation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 11, 2009
At the very worst an intriguing misfire, and often much better than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Eminently worthy and stylish.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
February 7, 2007
Manhunter ushered in the age of empathy for the devil.
Top Critic
Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
February 7, 2007
I'm intrigued by that stylistic envelope: simultaneously hypnotic and enervating, meditative and empty.
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
One of the most impressive American thrillers of the late '80s.
Chuck O'Leary
October 9, 2005
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.
| Original Score: 7/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 5, 2005
gripping and creepy
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Walter Goodman
New York Times
August 30, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 9, 2004
Unlike Hannibal, [Mann is] able to balance style and substance with a late-night hearse pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
A grim, stylish thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Fred Topel
July 25, 2003
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!
| Original Score: 0/5
May 25, 2003
I was always expecting Don Johnson to pop up...
| Original Score: 3/4
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
May 2, 2003
A slick and glossy thriller that still stands out.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 18, 2003
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Michael Mann is in top form here helming this bone-chilling thriller based on the novel by Thomas Harris.
Dragan Antulov
February 10, 2003
[An] engaging, thought-provoking and entertaining film that deserved its cult status.
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 29, 2002
Hold out for Red Dragon.
| Original Score: 2/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Lean serial-killer thriller makes The Silence of the Lambs look sheepish.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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