Hannibal: Season 2 Reviews

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January 15, 2019
Once we arrive at the halfway point of the second series, though -- by which time, the spinning of narrative plates has reached a frenzy -- things get silly. Sadly, it is partly Eddie Izzard's fault.
January 14, 2019
This second-season run has been so extraordinary, and Bryan Fuller clearly has so much story left to tell, so the fact that NBC will continue to air this extraordinary show is really heartening.
January 14, 2019
This programme certainly provokes some interesting questions: how narrow is the line twixt good and bad? Can one become contaminated by evil? How tasty is Hannibal's sausage surprise?
Top Critic
January 14, 2019
Fuller et al. have succeeded in making not just a cogent adaptation but one of the finest dramas on television, all by tapping into the inherent terror of being made over not in God's image, but in Lucifer's.
January 14, 2019
With its gory violence and occasional highbrow dialogue, it's hard to believe Hannibal airs on an American broadcast network. But really, it's hard to believe it's on TV at all. It's a marvelous, malificent miracle.
January 14, 2019
I'm happy that creator Bryan Fuller didn't kowtow to pressures to welcome a new audience.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 15, 2019
So much of this show is built around talking that the actors need to be damn near perfect, and they usually are. Mikkelsen in particular stands out because although as a character he's utterly monstrous, you still feel bad for the guy.
January 15, 2019
A brilliant second season... Mads Mikkelsen earned an Emmy this year.
January 14, 2019
Season two of Hannibal hits the ground running, hard. From the first frame, it's clear what we have now is a show that's found itself, and is going to do everything in its power to keep us guessing until the very gruesome, bitter end.
January 14, 2019
A twisting, turning, disturbing and utterly thrilling narrative about madness, love, connection and the very human capacity for evil.
January 14, 2019
Mostly, it's about the elaborate dance between Hannibal and Will. Much has been made of Mads Mikkelsen's ability to do more with a barely noticeable twitch than most actors can do with a monologue. That's on full display here.
January 14, 2019
Watching the bloodhound and the stag circle one another, both with "a clear intent to manipulate" as Dr Du Maurier surmised, is going to make for a fascinating second season.
January 14, 2019
Gillian Anderson's performance on Hannibal feels like a crucial element, as she is the only character who stands equal next to Dr. Lecter. Their dynamic offers a balance the show would be otherwise lacking.
January 14, 2019
If Hannibal's first season was about our relationship to serial-killer programming on television... Season 2 may be about our relationship with the TV anti-hero and the question of how various narratives entangle and seduce us with him.
January 14, 2019
The Cases of The Week slipped away, allowing for more character development within the season-long story. It seems like that story was explored to its nth degree, though, and was given the space to be told before coming to one hell of a bloody end.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 14, 2019
Holy crap is this an attractive show... Cinematography and set design can sometimes seem like a lost art, but not on Hannibal.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 14, 2019
Picks up with the same moody dread as before, with haunting visual flair and wonderful characterizations between Jack, Will and Hannibal himself.
January 14, 2019
Be forewarned: Hannibal is not for the squeamish -- there's gore galore -- but if you're looking for a new show on which to get hooked, or are a returning fan from last season, this could fit the bill.
January 14, 2019
Has lost none of its intense, suffocating yet also exquisite sense of dread. It's like being hermetically sealed in a labyrinth with a Minotaur who'll not only eat you but prepare and cook you in accordance with Cordon Bleu principles.
July 2, 2018
Hannibal continues to be an intoxicatingly taut thriller, bolstered by lush and beautiful filmmaking.
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