Red Dragon


The second version of the chronologically-first ''Hannibal Lector'' series includes a prologue showing how the hero caught Hannibal, who was at the time helping said cop crack a serial murder case. Since the cop was nearly killed in the process, he has retreated to a quiet life in the country. Now, there is a new serial killer on the loose, and the cop's boss persuades him to help. This means interviewing Hannibal again, leading to a battle of wits. Meanwhile, the serial killer continues his killing spree, knocking off those who get too close to him...


124 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence) .
Crime, Mystery, Horror, Thriller

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Credits

Cast
Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Mary-Louise Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Director
Brett Ratner
ScreenplayTed Tally, from the novel by Thomas Harris
MusicDanny Elfman, Jack Newlon
CinematographyDante Spinotti
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2002
Produced byDino De Laurentiis Productions, Mikona Productions, Scott Free Productions, Universal Pictures

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
13
Cape Argus
Bianca Coleman
10
The Cape Times
Jonathan Romney
10
The Star
Tanya Farber
14
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
5
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Total Movie
Simon Crook
15
eye Weekly
Ingrid Randoja
8
Box Office
Michael Tunison
13
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
10

What the People say

Internet
8077 Netizens
15

Average .. 58%

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Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: I found this quite enjoyable, probably because I am of the same personality type as the protaganists, and enjoyed their mind games. (We're all INTJ, as was Clarise in ''Silence of the Lambs''). FWIW, I also figured out the key long before the cop did, perhaps that was the filmmaker's intention. It reminded me a great deal of ''Lambs'', both in plot structure and the interplay between Hannibal and the cop. It doesn't have quite the shock value of ''Lambs'', but ''Lambs'' is a tough act to follow, anyway. The US reviews have been so-so, saying that the only reason this version exists (when ''Manhunter'', the original version, was more than adequate) is because the producers smelt money in another Hannibal movie with Anthony Hopkins.






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