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Hannibal Rising

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Peter Webber

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Plot Summary

In Red Dragon we learned who he was. In Silence of the Lambs we learned how he did it. Now comes the most chilling chapter in the life of Hannibal Lecter– the one that answers the most elusive question of all-why?

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 143
  • Fresh: 21
  • Rotten: 122
  • Average Rating: 3.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Lacking the wit to qualify as a sick joke, the ongoing saga of Hannibal Lecter has become the Grand Guignol equivalent of a shaggy-dog story. – Sam Adams, Los Angeles Times, Sep 20, 2007

Rotten: I can't name an actor who could have made young Lecter as interesting as the older one, but Ulliel does not come close. – Jack Mathews, New York Daily News, Jul 15, 2007

Rotten: There is no action-movie cliche too rusty to be wheeled forth. – Kyle Smith, New York Post, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: In the finest tradition of TV newsmagazines, Hannibal Lecter's penchant for serial murder turns out to be the result of a traumatic childhood. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


This book/movie series is easily one of my favorites overall, and this is a beautifully done addition.

In fact he was writing the book and the screen play simultaneously, which lends to interesting differences. I think the director did a very good job overall, both book and movie jump around in his memory timeline and at times can be a bit hard to keep track of if you're not paying attention.
This is a complex creation story. And its gonna tell you, so if you prefer Hannibal's past a mystery do not enter.

If you love Hannibal Lector and the story-line this is a great addition, and because of Harris' involvement they didn't completely futz up the ending like they did in Hannibal. Enjoy!

Really? People asking where Hopkins is?

Uh….seriously? Have we not figured out what timelines are? This the origin story…not a sequel. That usually tends to mean that we meet the main character as their younger self and you can't really have an elderly movie star portraying himself as a teenager, no matter how good the makeup. And forget about CG, it would completely frustrate everyone watching.

All in all, I think this movie was beautifully done. It might have not been exactly what people wanted but gave what was needed. The acting was superb and I think provides a very visual example of the bloodthirsty tyrant known as Hannibal the Cannibal.

Why is Rotten Tomatoes so STUPID.

I'm not sure what the reviewers were thinking, but this movie deserves a try. It's fantasic!

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