Manhunter ★★★★

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Mann and Spinotti worked magic here, at least visually. The use of color was memorable. Maybe even better were the scenes with Graham in the rain or next to a window. Really good use of space by Spinotti. I had to double-take a few times to make sure I was watching the right movie.

Have to say though, it did tail off near the end. The finale played out like a generic action movie. But everything prior to the third act? Solid. Especially liked the parallels between Graham, Lecter, and Dollarhyde.

Extremely cold take but you could say that cutting some of the finer pieces from the novel really hurt this. Still, William Petersen’s portrayal of Will Graham is worth the price of admission alone.

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