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Manhunter Reviews

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½ June 28, 2017
FBI criminal profiler Will Graham (William L. Petersen) is called out of early retirement to assist on a serial murder case involving a killer known as the "Tooth Fairy" (Tom Noonan). Graham enlists the help of imprisoned serial killer -- and cannibal -- Dr. Hannibal Lecktor (Brian Cox), who is the reason Graham took an early retirement. Soon, Graham and the FBI are entangled in a deadly cat-and-mouse game between the Tooth Fairy, Lecktor and an interfering journalist (Stephen Lang).
½ June 4, 2017
Red Dragon es el remake de esta película.
½ June 2, 2017
the first chapter in the Hannibal story and very well executed a tense thriller
May 24, 2017
Solid 80s detective movie, awesome soundtrack and great cinematography.
May 4, 2017
Very outdated and hard to watch because of that. Red Dragon is a much better movie of the same story. (First and only viewing - In my early twenties)
May 2, 2017
Pretty decent 80s crime thriller
April 16, 2017
A classic from Michael Mann. Tense, powerful, gripping, and as usual, his use of music is unrivaled.
½ April 1, 2017
The first Hannibal movie that hasn't aged very well, but it is worth a watch for fans of Harris' work.
March 20, 2017
Great use of cheesy 80's pop/synth and Mann's typically great visual style. Far superior to the 'Hannibal Lector' films that followed
½ February 24, 2017
Manhunter's pace is a little too slow for my liking. Will Graham and Francis Dollarhyde's personalities need to be jacked up a little bit, as they seem too calm for their situations.
½ February 11, 2017
Great camera work, framing and color. Feast for the eyes.
½ February 4, 2017
Pretty poor, in fact the worst Hannibal film of the lot. Luckily they remade it with Hopkins in Red Dragon as that version is far superior.
½ January 14, 2017
ONe of the great showdowns in movie history is this movie, vs the red dragon. Still not sure which way to go.
½ January 5, 2017
Brian Cox and Tom Noonan aside, I was disappointed by this, highly rated thriller. Sadly its dated badly, and reeks of too many things that were bad about the 80s.
January 3, 2017
The only movie left to watch in the collection that involves Hannibal Lecter was this one. Easily the worst of the bunch. William Petersen's is mostly okay as the lead but there are moments where he is really bad. The ending is pretty horrible and is straight outta the eighties. Tom Noonan is creepy as the killer though.
½ January 2, 2017
I give this a 91/A-.
December 31, 2016
Best Hannibal movie!
November 27, 2016
Between Anthony Hopkins' pop culture-infused performance and Bryan Fuller's brilliant television series, the movie that introduced the world to Hannibal Lecter is often forgotten. But Michael Mann's Manhunter deserves another look. Based on the novel Red Dragon, Mann's adaptation cuts out much of the plot in favour of mood and atmosphere. In other words this is a perfect example of style over substance. And that style is pure 80s. Manhunter is definitely a product of its time and not everything has aged particularly well. The first half dealing with Will Graham's obsessive nature is perfectly constructed, with Mann creating an extremely suspenseful and surreal mood complimented by William Petersen's performance. When the story shifts to serial killer Francis Dollarhyde it loses momentum. Just about all of Dollarhyde's backstory and motivation has been left out, robbing the character of his depth and impact (despite a creepily effective job by Tom Noonan). And then there's Brian Cox as Hannibal, who manages to make a great impression with only ten minutes of screen time. Mann's camerawork and use of music create an uneasy, almost dream-like atmosphere. And while it's unfortunate he leaves out much of the novel's plot and graphic violence, the film still manages to make quite an impact. Not everything works, but the positives greatly outweigh the negatives and I highly recommend it.
½ November 27, 2016
Gosh man...those 80s feelings hit you over and over again..!
½ October 23, 2016
Considering what eventually became of Red Dragon in 2002, this is a great start for Hannibal Lecter.
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