Hannibal: Season 2 Reviews

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.
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 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.
March 12, 2014
Hannibal is the rare network show with an utterly unique visual palette - even if it's one many might find distinctly unpalatable.
March 4, 2014
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
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 3, 2014
Having used its hiatus to miraculous effect, the show... is much better than it once was, perhaps the guiltiest pleasure on television at this time.
March 3, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2014
At its heart, Hannibal is one of TV's best examinations of the nature of evil, but it's also a dark pulp thriller, with a rich sense of momentum and spine-tingling fun.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 28, 2014
Hannibal is a terrifically performed, stylishly shot TV series that does, in stellar fashion, exactly what is sets out to do.
February 28, 2014
The show's greatest asset is its mastery of tone, a quality most shows don't have the time or inclination to get right.
February 27, 2014
Bryan Fuller's delicate rendering contains enough beautiful images and unexpected moments to operate a little longer, but this little lamb is perched on rickety legs.
February 26, 2014
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
Unlike Fox's The Following, it's the thinking man's serial-killer drama, a twisted tale that never trolls for cheap scares but is plenty terrifying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4