• Released
  • February 9, 2001
  • 2 hr 11 min

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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...
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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...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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