• Hannibal Rising (2007)

Hannibal Rising

Release Date: February 9th, 2007

DVD Release Date: May 29th, 2007

R |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

After witnessing the violent deaths of his parents at the end of World War II, young Hannibal Lecter (Gaspard Ulliel) flees to his uncle's home in Paris. He learns his uncle is dead, but the man's mysterious Japanese widow, Lady Murasaki (Gong Li) welcomes him nonetheless. An aptitude for science helps Hannibal gain acceptance to medical school, where he hones the skills he needs to exact revenge for the atrocities he witnessed.

Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li, Helena Lia Tachovska, Rhys Ifans, Kevin McKidd, Martin Hub, Aaron Thomas, Charles Maquignon

Director: Peter Webber

Genres: Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Ingenious Film Partners, Zephyr Films, DeLaurentiis Productions, Quinta Communications

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: 1940s, Murder, Growing up, Transformation, Dark, 1950s, Sister, Revenge, Police station

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's all quite a mess, with awkward performances, worse dialogue and a painfully protracted running time conspiring against any chance of enjoyment, even in a so-bad-it's-good guilty pleasure way. show more

  • 75
    Peter HartlaubSan Francisco Chronicle

    Hannibal Rising isn't a classic, but it's entertaining and a surprisingly fitting addition to the franchise. show more

  • 63
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    This strikes me as the final nail in the franchise's coffin. I can't name an actor who could have made young Lecter as interesting as the older one, but Ulliel does not come close. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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