Hannibal: Season 3 Reviews

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January 15, 2019
Thanks to some sharp dialogue pleated with myriad meanings, Mikkelsen and Anderson enthrall just as much as the show's usual histrionic, CGI-addled murder-as-performance-art setpieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 15, 2019
Maybe it was too weird, maybe it was too gruesome. But it was, all puns intended, bloody good.
January 15, 2019
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.
January 15, 2019
This last run of episodes has been exceptional, adapting Harris's Red Dragon novel with Fuller's distinctive visual flair, and making even the most familiar elements of the Lecter universe feel inspired again.
October 21, 2015
It was a delicious episode.
August 31, 2015
No series, Twin Peaks included, has quite managed to be as deadly serious but also as winkingly ludicrous, so that you can't easily separate one mode of presentation from the other.
January 15, 2019
'Twas the most deliciously warped love letter ever written by a horrifically, beautiful mind.
January 15, 2019
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.
January 15, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 14, 2019
Its boldest, most ambitious, and most novelistic [season] yet, though it runs the risk of becoming too caught up in its own aesthetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 6, 2018
In this, Hannibal remains beautifully consistent as one of the most poetic shows on television.
July 16, 2018
Hannibal has been capable of the best and also of touching the worst. It would be excessive, but blessed madness Hannibal's. [Fresh Review in Spanish]
June 18, 2018
From the European-flavored surrealist horror of the first half of the season to the slow-simmering brutality of the back half, Bryan Fuller has not only expertly crafted the perfect ending, but also one of the greatest love stories of contemporary TV.
November 18, 2015
Making a near-narrative reinvention look effortless, and expanding its visual vocabulary into ever-more imaginative flourishes, Hannibal's third outing secures its place as network television's greatest current triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 21, 2015
Hannibal's audience must also juggle tough questions along with macabre and stunning imagery.
October 21, 2015
Hannibal remains a show that flirts dangerously with being very silly, however it struts about with such devil-may-care panache that it gets away with pretty much everything it wants to.
June 22, 2015
It's possible, of course, that I love the show because it confirms my worst suspicions about food culture.
June 10, 2015
After two years in the role, Mikkelsen has outgrown the Anthony Hopkins film portrayal and made this charismatic monster his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 9, 2015
Here at the start of season 3, the many references to Dr. Lecter as the devil take on a new quality, given the fact that, for the first time since the series began, we are treated to a Hannibal Lecter who seems far more human than ever before.
June 9, 2015
While I'm as anxious as everyone else to see what happened to Will and the others, Hannibal himself remains a fascinating character and even without Will physically being there, his presence was felt.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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