Manhunter

Manhunter

The first of three versions of this story (followed by Red Dragon, and the Hannibal TV series) this is also the worst - or at least the most underwhelming. I will admit I love some of the shots, and the neon-drenched atmosphere is definitely a highlight. And of course the first onscreen depiction of Hannibal Lector (er - Lecktor) is a fine role fulfilled by Brian Cox. Overall, Red Dragon (2002) gives a much more cohesive experience, even if it is directed by Brett Ratner. Probably TV's Hannibal is the one to go for, though, if you're interested.

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