La trama scorre con pochi cali e riesce sempre ad avere delle svolte che tengono alta l'attenzione. La qualità delle scene è altalenante ma funzionano, anche grazie ad un ottimo cast. Buona caratterizzazione, soprattutto del killer, mentre il protagonista e Hannibal mi sono sembrati mal sfruttati. La fotografia dà una bella atmosfera al racconto, ma la regia non la esalta abbastanza, anche se resta di buon livello.
While I had seen all of the other installments into the Hannibal series, Red Dragon was a delightfully surprising prequel to the film we all know and love. I enjoyed the interplay between Hopkins and Norton, and then Fiennes and Norton in the final showdown which was quite satisfying. The film from an aesthetic point of view is also nice, the cinematography is beautifully executed and the acting is right on. See it.
It started like a promising prequel but then kind of moved to something completely different from Hannibal Lecter's story, feeling almost like a spin-off where the greatest killer ever is kept in the background of the plot. Ralph Fiennes' Francis Dolarhyde is scarier than Lord Voldemort and Emily Watson is incredible, though.
This film reminds us all of a couple of things, namely that Brett Ratner is an over-rated, unskilled director. That Edward Norton is a boring, dull performer. But most importantly that Ralph Fiennes is a wonderful, talented artist who saved the entire film. His performance is haunting and gave many of his scenes the chilling energy they needed. Overall, not the best of the Hannibal series, but it had its moments.