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: 64

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Episodes

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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 (64) | Top Critics (29)

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…

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 gorgeously realized production with a difference.

Apr 4, 2013 | 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 is original in that it's extraordinarily stylish, with the most deliberately detailed blocking and beautifully composed scenes... With an unusual score and singularly creepy tone, nothing feels haphazard here.

Jan 14, 2019 | 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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Hannibal: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    The show it's amazing, great casting choices, incredible performance in other words a MASTERPIECE!!
  • Dec 30, 2019
    One of the best seasons out their. Mads Mikkelsen rules. Cinematography is epic.
  • Dec 10, 2019
    it's an excellent first season
  • Nov 14, 2019
    Rating: 8/10. 87/100
  • Oct 16, 2019
    better than i thought
  • Sep 16, 2019
    série muito boa! todos os personagens são bem construídos, a fotografia é bem escura/acinzentada que dá um ar de suspense legal, o enredo principal de hannibal e will é muito interessante pra quem gosta de psicologia e criminologia. o único erro são as soluções dos assassinatos em cada episódio, começa com algo lento e explicativo quando will e os agentes investigam a cena porém depois parecem que a série avança e sem explicação detalhada, como na análise do crime, eles chegam ao culpado como se fossem obrigados a todo episódio ter 42 minutos.
  • Aug 11, 2019
    Sick, perfect, beautifully shorted and twisted, Hugh's and Mads' performances just perfect. A definitely must-watch
  • May 23, 2019
    The series is one of the finest series in the world in terms of concept and story and attracts the viewer, especially in the second season of the series, culminating in his own story.
  • Apr 17, 2019
    Interesting kills and the behavior of Will Graham make this an intriguing show at first. The underdevelopment and low-key acting of Hannibal and Jack Crawford, as well as many other characters, bring it rapidly into the shade of boring, however. Fans of the macabre and truly creepy characters would be better off simply with the original movies.
  • Apr 07, 2019
    This was so fresh! So exciting! So amazing!

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