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Taking the basic plot contraptions from Thomas Harris's baroque novel, Hannibal is so stylistically different from its predecessor that it forces you to take it on its own terms. Director Ridley Scott gives the film a sleek, almost European look that lets you know that, unlike the first film (which was about the quintessentially American Clarice), this movie is all Hannibal. Does it work? Yes--but only up to a point. Scott adeptly sets up an atmosphere of foreboding, but it's all buildup for anticlimax, as Verger's plot for abducting Hannibal (and feeding him to man-eating wild boars) doesn't really deliver the requisite visceral thrills, and the much-ballyhooed climatic dinner sequence between Clarice, Dr. Lecter, and a third unlucky guest wobbles between parody and horror. Hopkins and Moore are both first-rate, but the film contrives to keep them as far apart as possible, when what made Silence so amazing was their interaction. When they do connect it's quite thrilling, but it's unfortunately too little too late. --Mark Englehart This marks the first time HANNIBAL is available on its own on the Blu-ray hi-def format!
The movie is great, I've seen it on a VCR and wanted the DVD now VCR's are obsolete. Unfortunately when I tried to pay the DVD that was posted to me, an error message came upo... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Greg Berry
Great story and acting. Worth having in your CD/Blu-Ray library.Published 1 month ago by Richard Roble
I enjoyed the movie. That's as far as I go. Unlike the book, it didn't captivate me but it was a fun ride. The book is better. Yes, I'm one of those people.Published 1 month ago by Luis Martinez