Monday, August 31, 2015

Hannibal (2001) | Movie Review

Source: Imbd
Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Thomas Harris (novel), David Mamet(screenplay), 1 more credit »
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman |See full cast and crew »
Runtime: 131 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release date: 9 February 2001 (USA)

Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced FBI agent Clarice Starling and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.

My thoughts:

Revenge better served cold then it turns sour as the tables turn and quickly bite you in the arse or in this case face! 

I didn't really watch this movie series in order of release date or storyline or whatever I just watched them the moment I found them and so happens that I'm available at the time. I've been meaning to watch this film anyway since I started watching Hannibal (tv series 2013-2015). For some reason way back in the day I shy away or really don't want to watch it due to cannibalism involved even the movie cannibal.

anywho the story telling was quite boring to begin with, a bit action pack in some parts though there are other parts that simply failed to capture my attention. I like the last 20 minutes of the film as it truly put the pieces together I appreciated that especially that last meal OMG! truly disturbing!.

As far as the victim who plotted it all and tries to buy almost everyone who said yes to his plans are simply mad! good thing for hannibal being hannibal. 

Julia Moore is simply ageless I can't believe she still look like this now wow! well as Clarice Starling I think she did a fine job quick kickass you go girl! Although I hope she'd go after hannibal herself overseas. The other characters are pretty much predictable and got what they deserve. Overall I gave this movie  3 out of 5 stars not quite as disturbing as I thought it would/should be. Dunno why I still like the tv series modern day take of this better.


  1. I got introduced to the Hannibal movie franchise from watching the Silence of the Lambs on TV once. I feel in love with Hannibal the Cannibal. I pretty much watched several of the movies in the franchise. Glad the TV series introduced you to the series, though, I wasn't aware there was a TV series. Unless it is the one with Hugh Dancy. In that case, I meant to watch it but never did. Cassandra @ The Huge Anime Fan blog

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