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.
April 16, 2001
Well-sustained tension throughout.
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.
February 9, 2001
Bears many of the wounds of the book's confusion.
February 9, 2001
Isn't in the same class as the original, but as sequels go, it's no Porky's 2, either.
February 9, 2001
There are disgusting movies that are worth seeing -- Silence of the Lambs, for one -- and others that are merely disgusting. Then there's Hannibal, which exists in its own category.
February 9, 2001
Very likely the worst film of this year and quite possibly the next.
February 9, 2001
Meandering, emotionally empty and thoroughly unsavory, it's not so much shocking as shockingly bad.
February 9, 2001
Not as good as you hoped, better than you feared.
February 9, 2001
Silly though handsomely staged.
February 9, 2001
Of the three films made from Thomas Harris' novels featuring the murderous psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, Ridley Scott's Hannibal is the least compelling or frightening.
February 9, 2001
If you regard Hannibal as a sequel to The Silence Of The Lambs, the only possible result is disappointment.
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