Hannibal: Season 3 (2015)


Season 3

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Bryan Fuller serves up another delightfully demented season of Hannibal, featuring a hearty helping of gorgeous gore, paired with a sweet side of twisted humor.



Critic Ratings: 46


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Air date: Jun 4, 2015
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In the wake of the devestating conclusion to series 2, Hannibal Lecter has fled to Europe to escape the eyes of American law. However, it's not long before Jack Crawford and Hannibal's friend and nemesis Will Graham renew their pursuit for him.

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Critic Reviews for Hannibal Season 3

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (18)

If Hannibal wasn't already too cerebral for the average horror fan, it may have accidentally stumbled into the muck of pretension... But despite the audience-building challenges Fuller sometimes throws in the path of his monster, it's hard to hate him.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…
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The meal being served is different, but the chef remains the same. And viewers need not fear what Hannibal cooks up next.

Jun 4, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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On every level, Bryan Fuller and the team behind Hannibal are elevating what we should expect from network television.

Jun 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Hannibal enthralls the viewer's aesthetic sense with its stunning photography, sophisticated use of imagery, and breathtaking beauty while at the same time threatening to steal away our soul, dragging it deep into the void.

Jun 2, 2015 | Full Review…

After two years in the role, Mikkelsen has outgrown the Anthony Hopkins film portrayal and made this charismatic monster his own.

Jun 10, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The precise and surgical control Hannibal has always exercised is starting to unravel and it's exciting to see how his downfall eventually unfolds.

Jun 5, 2015 | Full Review…
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'Twas the most deliciously warped love letter ever written by a horrifically, beautiful mind.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

It might as well be on the silver screen at a film festival for the level of auteuritsm on display. If you aren't watching, you're missing out.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The degree to which Hannibal is willing to withhold answers and meaning while still managing to present a thoroughly engrossing show from week-to-week is refreshing.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Its boldest, most ambitious, and most novelistic [season] yet, though it runs the risk of becoming too caught up in its own aesthetic.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hannibal: Season 3

  • Apr 07, 2019
    Removing half a star from it only because it seemed that the lesbian couple was kinda forced and I REALLY didn't like the Red Dragon dude. Maybe I should be giving half a star more because of how good the actor was at making me hate him. Not sure... Either way, yet another masterpiece. I'm still hoping for season 4 or a movie.
  • Feb 18, 2019
    life-changingly good
  • Jan 19, 2019
    meeeh. now that you´ve accepted (after season 1 and 2) that you´re in an over-the-top fantasyworld full of serial killers and permanent death-scenes, they bring in season 3 and it´s just a boring remake of the movie with ralph fiennes. so we are bereaved of all the visual appeal we were forced to love in season 1 and 2.
  • Nov 05, 2018
    Was a beautiful ending to a beautiful series. In general the series was filled with a dark humor and compelling conversation. Season 3 starts slow but is a perfect climax to probably one of the best written series i've even seen.
  • Oct 09, 2018
    Utter nonsense. After a great first series, and a decent but mostly enjoyable second, the third devolves into un-believable and unrealistic garbage. Bad writing and directing only compound the issue, with everyone constantly talking in hushed, tense monotone at all times, and not a single character behaving like a human being. Mason Verger, in particular seems the corniest batman villain of the worst sort, a pantomime bad guy who is utterly cringeworthy. It's nad enough that he was seemingly introduced out of nowhere in the second season, but to descend further into the realm of a baddie from a children's TV show is just inexcusable.
  • Oct 01, 2018
    Gonna miss this show.
  • Aug 19, 2018
    Season 3 finishes off just as strong as the second season by delivering breathtaking, gory moments, comedic value and a strong ending that leaves you with questions. Mads Mikkelsen's performance as Hannibal from start to finish is wonderful.
  • May 31, 2018
    A slow burner that you need to stick with because it just gets better and better and better. Superb throughout and beautifully created and executed. I personally cannot fathom why this was ever cancelled it is a real travesty and should be resurrected. I have a feeling that this won't be the last we see of Hannibal though .... You can't end a TV Show just when it gets to the point where the movies started. 10/10 in every respect.
  • May 04, 2018
    fantastic adaptation of the 'red dragon' story and an outstanding performance from Richard Armitage as Francis Dolarhyde
  • Mar 16, 2018

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