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Hannibal Reviews

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December 19, 2015
A film so posh, so exquisite in look and sound, that it would hardly seem like a sequel at all if it weren't for the return of Hopkins to the role that made him famous. Goodbye, subterranean rock and roll; hello, opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Thoroughly distasteful. Not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
February 11, 2009
Doesn't work as its own individual, self-contained cinematic entity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Gonsalves
September 17, 2007
A dark and complexly entertaining ride, highly generous to multiple viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
October 10, 2006
The near-impossible taks and insurmountable problems have been handled by Scott in a proficient if unexciting way. Aware that he can't possibly meet viewers' expectations, Scott has made a different film, more florid, baroque, and tongue-in-cheek.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Scott's elegant, shadowy atmosphere and deliberate pacing make the film a delightfully spooky experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The weight-watchers script sensibly dispenses with several characters to serve a brew that's enjoyably spicy but low on substance.
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
Staci Layne Wilson
January 1, 2005
Pork chops get even!
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Hannibal doesn't grip the audience with the macabre wit and pervasive sense of impending evil of its predecessor
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Where the book kept you wondering and marvelling at the intricacies of the human mind and heart, the film has a sour, smart-alecky conclusion which highlights (what else?) the gore.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
March 5, 2003
Perhaps Scott should have rented out Se7en before he yelled 'action' - the best horror is often what you don't see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Director Scott has used his considerable talent to dress up this film into an artful, visually impressive affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
Minus all the mystique of Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal has a few interesting scenes, but fails in equal portion.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Hannibal is not quite what I'd call a 'good' movie, but it could so easily have been worse in countless ways that I'm more than satisfied by the way it turned out.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
Hannibal is a beautiful mess. Take your joys when you can because the well is often dry.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
More character study than thriller, it can stand on its own merits. It's probably not exactly what you wanted, but it just might be enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Fails to live up to the original: gorier, flashier, funnier, even -- but nowhere near as exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
October 21, 2002
No wonder lesser minds hate this movie: it's radically different from Silence -- a bloody, suspense-driven, darkly comedic love story between good and evil, a florid, grandiose thriller manifesto on why polar extremes need each other to survive.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Memo to Hollywood: If a little is good, more is not necessarily better.
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