Written May 16, 2014
'Manhunter' is a very stylish thriller from 1986 which was based on the novel, "Red Dragon". This is a very addictive film with a very cool 80's soundtrack. William Petersen is amazing as the FBI agent pursuing the freak serial killer who has been killing families. This is also the first time we see Hannibal Lektor and Brian Cox is terrific as the now famous mental case. Not as good as 'Thief', but Mann swiftly directs this now cult classic. Also you will recognize other actors (Dennis Farina) who got famous later on. The 'Red Dragon' was the original title just like the novel, but for whatever reason DeLaurentiis changed it to 'Manhuter'. Overall a very entertaining movie, but not for litte kids. A bit dated at times, but easily one of the best thrillers of the 80's.
Written February 24, 2011
I LOVE THIS MOVIE. I WAS HELD IN AWE OF THE ACTOR TOM NOONAN WHO PLAYED THE "TOOTH FAIRY". EVEN THOUGH IT SEEMED TO ME TO BE A SMALLER PART, TOM NOONAN'S ABILITY TO EXPRESS DEEP MULTIPLE EMOTIONS WITHIN THE TIME HIS CHARACTER WAS ON SCREEN WAS DONE SPLENDIDLY. IT MAKES YOU" FEEL FOR THE POOR GUY" IN A SENSE. REALLY A WELL DONE INTENSE LOOK INSIDE THE MIND OF A KILLER.
Written August 04, 2009
ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS MOVIE.WM PETERSON WAS BRILLIANT. GREAT SCRIPT,VERY DRAMATIC THRUOUT. I WAS ON THE EDGE OF SEAT THE ENTIRE MOVIE. WELL DEVELOPED CHAR WITH ONE OF MY FAV SONGS AS THE SOUNDTRACK. IT FIT THE FILM PERFECTLY.HEARTBEAT BY RED 7.ITS DEF A MUST SEE.