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Hannibal: Season 2 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: With powerful imagery and a strong, unpredictable story, season two of Hannibal continues to build on the first season's promise.

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Series 2 follows Will Graham's continuing battle to prove his innocence while trying to disprove Hannibal's. Graham's trial faces multiple interruptions when it appears that he and his alleged crimes have gained an admirer who seems to want to control Graham's fate. Elsewhere, other members of the FBI have started closing the net around Hannibal causing him to act in order to save himself.

Cast

Hugh Dancy
as Special Agent Will Graham
Mads Mikkelsen
as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Laurence Fishburne
as Jack Crawford
Caroline Dhavernas
as Dr. Alana Bloom
Lara Jean Chorostecki
as Freddie Lounds
Aaron Abrams
as Brian Zeller
Scott Thompson
as Jimmy Price
Hettienne Park
as Beverly Katz
Cynthia Nixon
as Kade Purnell
Katherine Isabelle
as Margot Verger
Michael Pitt
as Mason Verger
Eddie Izzard
as Dr. Abel Gideon, Dr. Able Gideon
Mark O'Brien (IX)
as Randal Tier
Daniel Kash
as Carlo Deogracias
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Critic Reviews for Hannibal: Season 2

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (11)

Somehow it has become an engrossing, psychologically dense show that is also visually stunning. Hannibal is the kind of gem seldom found on network TV.

February 26, 2014 | Full Review…
Slate
Top Critic

Hannibal is the rare network show with an utterly unique visual palette - even if it's one many might find distinctly unpalatable.

March 12, 2014 | Full Review…
Grantland
Top Critic

With the first two episodes of season two of Bryan Fuller's brilliant reimagining of Thomas Harris' Hannibal... the creators of what I considered to be the best network drama of 2013 set the stage to possibly top their first remarkable season.

March 4, 2014 | Full Review…
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

Hannibal's second season elevates the surprisingly-high bar set by the first - creating binge-worthy television that makes you, like the titular character, covet for more.

March 4, 2014 | Full Review…
TheWrap
Top Critic

From the unofficial slogan of the show ("Eat the rude") to the food-theme episode titles ("Amuse-Bouche," "Potage"), [Bryan] Fuller leavens the grimness with just enough irony.

March 3, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

[It] is a feast of macabre freakishness, going beyond the realm of guilty pleasure in a sustained nightmare of horrific yet elegantly hypnotic design.

February 28, 2014 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Hannibal: Season 2

½

This new season of Hannibal expands upon everything great about the first one, with it's breathtaking cinematography enganging a magnificent script, along with highly layered characters and a whimsical storyline, highlighted by Dancy and Mikkelsen's phenomenal chemistry, marking it as one of the best content on today's television.

FilipeP.

Super Reviewer

½

As season 2 progresses, the characters started to become annoying. This season's main story line revolves around Will Graham's attempt on proving his innocence after falsely being identified as the Chesapeake Ripper. Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy continued to provide strong performance while others annoyed the hell out of me: Alana Bloom who sleeps with Hannibal and providing alibis for him, Freddie Lounds' dumb disappearing mystery, Beverly Katz being killed due to incredible stupidity. The plot twists were unbelievable, some of the subplot were boring as hell and completely pointless like Verger family problems. I mean, the showrunner has improved the series overall, but they did missed out on providing intelligence instead of shocking the audience with bizarre, gruesome deaths. The season finale was probably the biggest bull crap ever, I hope they will change the writers for the next season but keep the current actors.

SylvesterK.

Super Reviewer

This was just brilliant television from start to finnish. Long gone are the filler episodes from S01, that despite being interesting and always having a running theme with the episode, were stalling the good bits. S02 solves that problem and puts everything into high gear, with amazing plot twists, stellar and dreamy dialogues, top-notch cinematography, bizarre soundtrack and perfectly acted by the actors who don't have an easy task at hand. It's as if this show and characters are living in a complete alternate universe where the outside world just doesn't matter and won't show up. Fans of the books and movies will also get plenty of nods but the changes made work and more importantly, build towards something grand. Many pieces are set for the future but that ending... wow, that ending will leave you miserable, unbeknownst to where this pure Horror show will drive us next.

Francisco G.

Super Reviewer

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