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Release Date: October 4th, 2002

DVD Release Date: April 1st, 2003

R|2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary
Ex-FBI agent Will Graham (Edward Norton) is an expert investigator who quit the Bureau after almost losing his life in the process of capturing the elusive Dr. Lecter (Anthony Hopkins). After a series of particularly grisly murders, Graham soon realizes that the best way to catch this killer, known as the Tooth Fairy, is to find a way to get inside the killer's mind. For Graham, that means confronting his past and facing his former nemesis, the now-incarcerated Lecter.

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ed Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Mary-Louise Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Anthony Heald

Director: Brett Ratner

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Dino De Laurentiis Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • I say don't bite unless your taste runs to thin gruel, and grueling gruel at that.

  • To my surprise, Ratner does a sure, stylish job, appreciating the droll humor of Lecter's predicament, creating a depraved new villain in the Tooth Fairy (Ralph Fiennes), and using the quiet, intense skills of Norton to create a character whose old fears feed into his new ones. There is also humor, of the uneasy he-can't-get-away-with-this variety, in the character of a nosy scandal-sheet reporter (Philip Seymour Hoffman). show more

  • For all its brilliant touches, Dragon loses its fire midway, nearly flickering out by its perfunctory conclusion. show more

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