A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Three years after retiring from the F.B.I. because of a nearly fatal encounter with Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who was helping him catch the "Chesapeake Ripper", only to reveal it was Hannibal, Will Graham (Edward Norton) is asked by his ex-partner Jack Crawford (Harvey Keitel) to come solve one last case, two slaughtered families every full moon. They have three weeks until the next full moon to find the madman (Ralph Fiennes, but an innocent blind woman (Emily Watson) has found him first. Will Graham must risk his family's security and his own safety to track down this one last murderer, the epitome of all evil, The Red Dragon.Written by
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(at around 9 mins) When we are first allowed to see Dolarhyde's scrapbook, various newspaper clippings are surrounded by Dolarhyde's marginalia. On one page of a printed article, the reporter sought to describe Lecter's cannibalism, especially in reference to serving human remains to guests; in that article, the text reads that he cut "mussel" from the bone, a spelling error no respectable newspaper would allow. Later (at around 50 mins), when we see the "Red Dragon" illustration within a book, the blurb on the opposite page tells what museum is archiving it, but refers to the series as illustrations of "Revelations" (the book in the Bible has a singular title), an error a prestigious museum would not let pass. See more »
Think to yourself that every day is your last. The hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise. As for me, when you want a good laugh, you will find me in fine state, fat and sleek, a true hog of Epicurus's herd.
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Having seen the disappointing Hannibal, I was a bit reticent about seeing this. The original Manhunter film was simply on the edge and excellent, and another prequel could have gone either way.
Prequels are the fashion of the moment aren't they?
This was actually very good, and most enjoyable. Fiennes and Norton added much to the story, and were both absolutely excellent.
Hopkins gave the performance you'd have expected from him in his role, and this was also notable for a fine performance as Fiennes' blind girlfriend of the bird that appeared in the ever-so-nauseating and vomit enducing Angela's Ashes [which gave a whole new meaning to stereotypical grim films].
Don't be put off by Hannibal, definitely see this one.
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