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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's unmissable, flaws and all, because riveting suspense spiced with diabolical laughs and garnished with a sprig of kinky romance add up to the tastiest dish around. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The picture is willfully gross, fundamentally stupid and in no way worth the discomfort of watching it. Yet it may be the most well-crafted piece of garbage this year. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Hopkins' Hannibal is no longer mysterious, Clarice is no longer vulnerable, and the overextended Florence scenes dash any hopes of early momentum, even if Giancarlo Giannini is perfect as the cop. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Though Hannibal the movie is unresolved in ways the book is not, that isn't Mr. Hopkins's fault. He's still a star for all seasons, and seasonings. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Perhaps to compensate for the absence of compelling drama and tension (and a few continuity gaffes), Scott has retreated to his TV commercial roots and crammed Hannibal full of busy, art-directed visuals. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It's certainly not scary; it's not even suspenseful. The tension in Hannibal is purely sexual. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Hannibal isn't art. But for filmgoers with a taste for the absurd and a tolerance for the blackest of black humor, it's one heck of a thrill ride. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Hannibal, riding the malicious wit of Hopkins' sophisticated fiend, is a gorgeous, wild, sometimes sick thriller, a feast for enraptured eyes and strong stomachs. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Much of the action is as ponderous as it is predictable. Lector fans will get their fill, but be warned that the menu contains at least two scenes with over-the-top excesses that Hannibal himself might not want to swallow. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    It's best to just enjoy Hannibal for what it is: A decadent, elegant waltz about evil's seductive bloom. As sequels go, you could do a lot worse. show more

  • June 23, 2013 vslops
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    how can I find out the music scores of the movie ..?

  • April 27, 2009 x FraNc1sCo x
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    Not quite the movie Silence of the Lambs was. Dr. Lecter lost much of his elegance and charm in this movie. I felt like the movie played too much like an action film which wasn't what I was expecting or wanted after loving Silence of the Lambs

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