Writers: Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes |See full cast and crew »
Runtime: 124 minutes
Genres: Crime, Thriller
Release date: 4 October 2002 (USA)
A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned criminal genius Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Comparing Edward Norton to Hugh Dancy definitely hands down to Hugh I don't really like Edward's acting as Will. I think Hugh a great match for Will he's much more disturbed looking when he tries to imagine the crime scenes.
I still like the modern take of Hannibal (tv series 2013-2015) when the show try to capture/reimagine the crime scenes as for this film though Edward(will) only says in the tape recorder what he thought happened. Ralph Fiennes as the tooth fairy did a convincing job being mad and his voice having a cleft palate repair what I find quite disturbing yet funny was his scene with Freddie Lounds which is a male journalist played by Philip Seymour Hoffman that scene where the tooth fairy showoff his tattooed back and Freddie screamed in horror I found that display really hilarious and highly entertaining!
Hannibal was pretty much chill most of the time in this movie which I find a bit weird well just being him I guess just teasing and trying to manipulate some people and train of thought that last scene though gives me the creeps.
Overall I rate this film 2.5 out of 5 stars not much character development and I guess I expected something more although the last showdown between Will and the tooth fairy was quite well done I just really hope they'd be able to capture the culprit sooner.