Hannibal Reviews

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March 6, 2018
Hannibal doesn't seem to be about anything but its own swank decadence. Hopkins, with his reedy voice and effete airs, is still quite delicious in the part that won him an Oscar. But 10 years later, Lecter has become more camp than terrifying.
February 5, 2018
No tension, no rhythm and no sense of purpose ... unless you count helping "Faces of Death" fans feel more evolved.
January 18, 2018
The story line of Hannibal is far less interesting than Silence of the Lambs and lacks the emotional subtlety of its predecessor. However, Hannibal is visually and aurally sumptuous, powered by Hans Zimmer's lovely score and brimming with flashy imagery.
February 9, 2006
The weight-watchers script sensibly dispenses with several characters to serve a brew that's enjoyably spicy but low on substance.
September 26, 2002
Hannibal Lecter is the ostensible cannibal of this franchise, but the real cannibals are his creators. I wouldn't be surprised if the next time, they have him endorsing his favorite Chianti.
March 19, 2002
Hannibal definitely grabs at the emotions, but not the one it's after. You come in hoping to have the wits scared out of you and leave with your temper barely in check.
February 12, 2001
Simply a fat slab of sadism.
February 9, 2001
Hopkins, who is electrifying in almost anything he does, reprises the mastery he brought to Silence of the Lambs. Even in a movie as patchworky as this, he's always compelling.
February 9, 2001
It is not bad on its own terms, and it is certainly engrossing, but it comes nowhere near the power and sordid glory of the original.
February 9, 2001
Hannibal won't even be a footnote when the year's best movies are grabbing the ink in December.
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