Hannibal: Season 1 (2013)

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Hannibal caters to an intellectual audience that prefers plenty of gore in its psychological thrillers, with a polished presentation of madness.

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Critic Ratings: 66

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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 4, 2013
2
Air date: Apr 11, 2013
3
Air date: Apr 18, 2013
4
Air date: Oct 24, 2013
5
Air date: Apr 25, 2013
6
Air date: May 2, 2013
7
Air date: May 9, 2013
8
Air date: May 16, 2013
9
Air date: May 23, 2013
10
Air date: May 30, 2013
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Before SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, before RED DRAGON, Hannibal Lecter was a brilliant psychiatrist in the employ of the FBI. His task: to help an unusually gifted criminal profiler, Will Graham, who is haunted by his ability to see into the minds of serial killers. From the imaginative mind of Bryan Fuller (HEROES, PUSHING DAISIES), and the artful direction of David Slade (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT), comes a series exploring the early relationship of Thomas Harris? famous characters. This stylized thriller tells an origin story of masterful manipulation.

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Critic Reviews for Hannibal Season 1

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (30)

[A] satisfying, addictive, and truly disturbing work.

Mar 13, 2020 | Full Review…

There's no small screen violence more disturbing than that of Hannibal, the excellent Silence of the Lambs prequel series created by Bryan Fuller.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Hyperstylized and, at times, hypnotically beautiful, it's a nightmare masquerading as a dream, the rare cannibal story that has the smarts to back up its hunger for brains.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Hannibal isn't quite the sum of its admittedly evocative parts.

Apr 4, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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That's a problem with the show: It takes itself so seriously, yet is so far-fetched.

Apr 4, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Even if you think you've had enough of serial killers, give Hannibal a try. But keep the lights on. And don't plan to eat while you're watching.

Apr 4, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[A] finale that firmly establishes Hannibal's spot in the highest echelon of television shows.

Feb 12, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

It's a slight shame to see such rich material often plumping for the lowest common denominator rather than sophisticated scares, but there's still a lot here to sink your teeth into. Just watch out for the chewy gristle.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Fantastically unpleasant, with scenes of stylised horror that would give even "Silent Witness" fans nightmares.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Hannibal depicts a heightened reality of trauma in a way that few television shows in recent memory have done, or would even think of doing.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

This show is one of the best on television, a vicious gut punch counterpoint to the dozens of procedurals that try to top each other with the creativity of their serial killers.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Thankfully, Fuller and his crew have managed to recapture some of the same frightening, engaging and sometimes devastating magic that made the character of Hannibal Lecter one the world would not soon forget.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hannibal: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Hannibal IS the best of television series
  • 4d ago
    The best show i have ever seen!! The story builds itself with beautiful and aesthetically pleasing scenes... with metaphorical expressions that gives you the answers to the questions you might have
  • Jul 24, 2020
    Highly intelligent Series with a sense of sinister, dark themes. Extremely disturbing at times but the deep phycological themes bring weight.
  • Jun 27, 2020
    Hannibal season one is a unique and interesting psychological horror tv show that sheds light into the attraction of the mind or psychology of a serial killer and a normal human pupil
  • Jun 24, 2020
    I want to live this show but I can't understand so much of the spoken dialogue. The Hannibal character's accent is so thick I miss a lot and get frustrated. I'll try the series again.
  • Jun 21, 2020
    Great show the first few episodes are magic then fromage changes the game for the better
  • Jun 18, 2020
    This is a very unique drama in the US. Dark and beautiful. One of the best I've ever seen.
  • Jun 16, 2020
    A brilliant reimagining of Thomas Harris's famed Cannibalistic Psychiatrist. This is perhaps the most beautifully conceived series I've ever seen.
  • Jun 16, 2020
    One of the best season of television ever made
  • Jun 16, 2020
    Absolutely amazing. One of my favorite tv shows ever.

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