90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's unmissable, flaws and all, because riveting suspense spiced with diabolical laughs and garnished with a sprig of kinky romance add up to the tastiest dish around.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Hannibal isn't art. But for filmgoers with a taste for the absurd and a tolerance for the blackest of black humor, it's one heck of a thrill ride.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Hannibal lacks the rounded emotional elegance of ''The Silence of the Lambs'' (that was a great film; this one is merely good).
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
''The Silence of the Lambs'' was a classic; Hannibal is only a good movie of its type.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Hannibal, riding the malicious wit of Hopkins' sophisticated fiend, is a gorgeous, wild, sometimes sick thriller, a feast for enraptured eyes and strong stomachs.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Perhaps to compensate for the absence of compelling drama and tension (and a few continuity gaffes), Scott has retreated to his TV commercial roots and crammed Hannibal full of busy, art-directed visuals.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's certainly not scary; it's not even suspenseful. The tension in Hannibal is purely sexual.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Though Hannibal the movie is unresolved in ways the book is not, that isn't Mr. Hopkins's fault. He's still a star for all seasons, and seasonings.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The picture is willfully gross, fundamentally stupid and in no way worth the discomfort of watching it. Yet it may be the most well-crafted piece of garbage this year.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Hopkins' Hannibal is no longer mysterious, Clarice is no longer vulnerable, and the overextended Florence scenes dash any hopes of early momentum, even if Giancarlo Giannini is perfect as the cop.
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57 out of 100
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