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Red Dragon

Featuring: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton & Ralph Fiennes

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Good Remake...

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This is a good movie that provides an insight into the events before SOTL. Its not quite the thriller that SOTL's was but its very entertaining and well made and a lot better than Hannibal. Think i preferred the original Manhunter film but this is a good remake and its good to see Anthony Hopkins back to playing a more sinister Hannibal!

  Pretty Entertaining Movie

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Red dragon sits comfortably between Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, as it is not as good as the former and much better than the latter.
The movie is more of a entertainer than a hardcore thriller.
The story is good and engaging, and I helped by a very talented cast, including Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Overall it is a good movie.

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  Chilling, But Entertaining!

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I only just watched this film about a week ago and well what can I say I loved it.
This film includes some strong performances from Anthony Hopkins playing the cannibal he is and he plays it brilliantly, Edward Norton who is great as a cop investigating murders and Ralph Fiennes who brings us a remarkable serial killer.

The way Ralph Fiennes plays the serial killer it is truly chilling but he plays it amazingly well.
Overall I reccomend this film to any people who liked the 'Hannibal' and 'The Silence Of The Lambs.'

  Best Hannibal Film

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Superb acting, incredible story and a satisfying ending. This is a perfect film! It's dark and always gripping-captivating in fact. Dr Lector and Graham have a creepy relationship which is just as creepy as it was with Clarice. The reason this manages to be better than with Clarice (Silence Of The Lambs) is because the climax is tense and the epilogue satisfying. I never could get over the way Clarice just stumbled over the killer almost by accident in 'Lambs but this is much more clever and thought provoking. For me, the Hannibal film to avoid is precisely that; Hannibal. However, Hannibal Rising, Red Dragon and Silence Of The Lambs are all brilliant. You can definately see their influence on Saw and the like!

  Absolutely spot on to the book and a fantatstic film!

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I have been a fan of Thomas Harris for many many years and all of his books and always find myself going back to them at some point and this is one of those films you will want to re visit.

Now people have said that Manhunter was the better interpretation as it was a cult classic etc But i find it didnt stick to the book close enough, the main story was changed in places and didnt go in to the man that is Francis Dolarhyde and even changed some characters such as Dr Chilton.

I was sceptical when i first bought this because i had not seen it on tv, Anyway after watching only a few minutes of the film i was sucked in and couldnt believe the accuracy to the book. I was actually suprised to see that Edward Norton pulled off Will Graham with not only a perftect reflection of his book interpretation but now when i read the book i imagine Edward Norton as Graham!.

There are many aspects of the book that need to be kept exactly as they are because they offer anchors in the story which are reviewed in later books, This film is clearly a perfect sequel and the return of Anthony Hopkins as Lector brings that warm feeling of familiarity which sadly i felt Brian Cox didnt bring to Man Hunter as Lektor? (whats that all about?) ,( Still a fantastic actor and legend tho!!!).

Before i sign off i cannot leave without mentioning the Dragon Himself, Ralph Fiennes portrays Dolarhyde so accuraely, The insecue yet almost child like mind of Dolarhyde is portrayed perfectly and along with some of the best lines in the film, you almost believe he is actually becoming .....

I have to say that Ratner has done a fabulous Job of transferring this film to the big screen. A must watch!!!!!!


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This is set before "Silence of the Lambs" before Dr. Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) was locked away but despite the lack of Hopkins in the film he provides his best performance yet in this film. Ed Norton was great as the detective who goes in search of Ralph Fiennes monsterous character after he managed to put Dr. Lecter away. If you liked the previous films then this is a must see but keep away from the recently released prequel which is terrible filmmaking. Enjoy

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  A must-see film

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This is possibly one of the greatest films ever made, and is in my opinion the best of the Hannibal series. It does justice to the novel and really is terrifying and shocking right to the very end. This was the first I saw of the Hannibal Lecter series of films and I loved it, despite being terrified. Anthony Hopkins is simply superb as Hannibal and Ralph Fiennes is fantastic as Francis Dolarhyde, both are absolutely terrifying. This really is a must-see for all horror fans and even those who do not normally like horror movies. This will without a doubt keep you on the edge of your seat.

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  Favourite out of the Four!

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I wasn't entirely sure what to expect with this one, its supposed be set before the Silence of the Lambs, and so I was bracing myself a little for dissapointment. However, this is a truly brilliant adaptation of Thomas Harris's novel, and (I have to say it) much better than the original adaptation 'Manhunter' directed by Michael Mann. Nortan is, as always, brilliant. As was Hopkins in his reprised role of the chilling Hannibal Lecter. But it was Fiennes that really captured me in this film, his part as Francis Dolarhyde was truely scary, and left me thinking about the film for days after I watched it!
Thomas Harris fans will love this!

  The Pretender

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Such a cool film. I was skeptical about this film because i love Hannibal and Silence of the lambs, i didn't think it would even come close in comparison, but it really does. Any Hannibal fan is sure to enjoy this film.