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Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
The guy's about as intimidating as a mildly irritated kitten, and that certainly doesn't up the creep factor.
Steve Biodrowski
July 11, 2008
Over twenty years after "Hannibal the Cannibal" made his film debut in Manhunter, the Dr. Lecter saga peters out with this misguided sequel.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
April 21, 2008
Un intento forzado por seguir explotando el personaje de Hannibal Lecter, vistosamente filmado y producido pero sin otra excusa argumental que intentar explicar lo inexplicable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 14, 2007
o Webber mazi me ton aytokanibalisti Thomas Harris frontizoyn na makelepsoyn enan ap' toys pio eikonikoys haraktires tis mythologias toy tromoy toy aiona mas, kai na ton ypobibasoyn se enan akomi fonia mias opoiasdipote tyhaias slasher tainias, me proshim
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Gareth Shaw
August 20, 2007
There are some pretty sadistic torture scenes for the gore hounds -- but ultimately this pointless prequel is about as thrilling as a wet towel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Keyes
July 1, 2007
The material knows it is a prequel, and acknowledges such with tactics that consist of taking viewers from beginning to end in the most straightforward way possible...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Collura
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
Hannibal Rising isn't much more than appetizer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Beth Accomando
April 21, 2007
A ponderous, uninspired portrait of a serial-killer-in-the-making with Webber missing every opportunity to build suspense and deliver chills.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 17, 2007
Uma ótima fotografia em serviço de um roteiro ridículo que se torna ainda mais patético em função do péssimo protagonista.
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
March 5, 2007
An origins movie that follows the serial killer's early years. As you might expect, those years didn't involve much time in a sandbox, unless of course Hannibal's spade was used as an instrument of death.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David N. Butterworth
March 3, 2007
Each successive follow-up to "The Silence of the Lambs" makes further sense of that 1991 film's top five Oscar sweep. Let's hope "'Rising" is the last; it's certainly the least.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Pete Hammond
March 2, 2007
The most terrifying movie of the new year.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
James Rocchi
March 2, 2007
And now, the prequel Hannibal Rising, which answers several questions: Where did Hannibal come from? What made him what he is?... It does not, however, answer the better question: Who fricking cares?
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
If Hannibal Rising catches fire, it may spark a new literary trend with Hollywood aspirations--i.e., when old monsters were kids
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
February 27, 2007
Alas, in our current Oprah-fied, memoir-ridden, tell-all culture, even the great screen villains now suffer from dopey developmental traumas explaining away their misdeeds.
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Cynthia Fuchs
February 24, 2007
"Memory is a knife," warns Murasaki, who lost family in Hiroshima. "It can hurt you." You can only hope the image of the doglike Hannibal, ripping at a victim's cheeks, fades soon.
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
February 23, 2007
Gone is the nuance, the mystery, the fright factor, in its place a near-campy Dr. Phibes-like obsession with revenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 18, 2007
Director Peter Webber clearly wants Hannibal Rising to be a class production. Unfortunately, he makes the whole affair too artsy and staid for its own good, which results in a plodding pace that induces more eyelid drooping than tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 18, 2007
This murky thriller is more of a pig's ear than a pearl earring. The actors, mostly British, speak with sinister furrin accents.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
February 17, 2007
Thomas Harris is now hoodwinked by his creation's faux pedigree. He's scripted him a ridiculously Eurotrashy upbringing, one so silly, it'll remind you of Dr. Evil's memory-tripping: "Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons..."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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