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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
To my surprise, Ratner does a sure, stylish job, appreciating the droll humor of Lecter's predicament, creating a depraved new villain in...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
As Hopkins's Lecter is concerned, it's official: He's Freddy Krueger.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
I quibble over a film that has none of the artistic pretensions of "The Silence of the Lambs." This is more of a greatest-hits Hannibal...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The most refreshing aspect of Red Dragon is its reliance on old-fashioned acting instead of computer-aided gizmos. Hopkins overdoes his...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Red Dragon is very much a product, and a superior one, of our times. So is Anthony Hopkins' top-notch fiend, the bad doctor.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A thriller made from a completist's checklist rather than with a cultist's passion.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
For all its brilliant touches, Dragon loses its fire midway, nearly flickering out by its perfunctory conclusion.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
In Hollywood, where integrity is rapidly consumed and careers defined by market value, there's trash and there's trash with a pedigree.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Suffers from franchise fatigue. Its rote suspense is strictly a business proposition.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
I say don't bite unless your taste runs to thin gruel, and grueling gruel at that.
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Red Dragon review

By Therumrunner5

A better Silence of the Lambs

By robertlowery15
Red Dragon is the prequel to "The Silence of the Lambs" we've been waiting for. The title is not at all referring to Dr. Lecter, but it's referring to Francis Dolarhyde, the killer known as the Red...

Not As Good As Silence Of The Lambs

By Mr Dim
Still a good movie, with great acting and a few good scares. If you are looking for a scary movie that isn't necessarily a horror movie, check this out....

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Red Dragon

By tmkurish
Good movie. Same as manhunter but good nonetheless...

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Rated R | For violence, grisly images, language, some nudity and sexuality