Hannibal (2001)

Ten years have passed since Dr. Hannibal Lecter escaped from custody, ten years since FBI Agent Clarice Starling interviewed him in a maximum-security hospital for the criminally insane. The doctor is now at large in Europe, pursuing his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 9, 2001
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2001
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While superbly acted and stylishly filmed, Hannibal lacks the character interaction between the two leads which made the first movie so engrossing.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The weight-watchers script sensibly dispenses with several characters to serve a brew that's enjoyably spicy but low on substance.

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David Edelstein

Simply a fat slab of sadism.

Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Thoroughly distasteful. Not for kids.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Hannibal Lecter is the ostensible cannibal of this franchise, but the real cannibals are his creators. I wouldn't be surprised if the next time, they have him endorsing his favorite Chianti.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Hopkins, who is electrifying in almost anything he does, reprises the mastery he brought to Silence of the Lambs. Even in a movie as patchworky as this, he's always compelling.

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Michael Dequina

Doesn't work as its own individual, self-contained cinematic entity.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Hannibal definitely grabs at the emotions, but not the one it's after. You come in hoping to have the wits scared out of you and leave with your temper barely in check.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It is not bad on its own terms, and it is certainly engrossing, but it comes nowhere near the power and sordid glory of the original.

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Rob Gonsalves

A dark and complexly entertaining ride, highly generous to multiple viewings.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
It is a pity that the psychological complexity of the previous film gives place to a bloated and not so engaging cat-and-mouse game that lacks the chemistry… More
xGary Xx
Hannibal Lecter has left the United States and began a new life posing as an art historian in Italy but when a local detective discovers his true identity he… More
Kevin M. Williams
Minding his own business over in Florence, Italy, Dr. Lector soon finds his own fame intrusive to the type of quiet lifestyle he wishes. Hopkins obviously loves… More
Samuel Riley
Its really difficult to decide whether this is good or not. Personally, it was okay. Although it doesn't feature Jodie Foster reprising her role,Julianne… More
Melvin White
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Jens S.
This is probably one of the greatest failures of film history as far as sequels go. Not a bad film per se, but nowhere near the brilliancy of The Silence of the… More