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The continuing saga of Hannibal Lecter, the murdering cannibal. He is presently in Italy and works as a curator at a museum. Clarice Starling, the FBI agent whom he aided to apprehend a serial killer, was placed in charge of an operation but when one of her men botches it, she's called to the mat by the Bureau. One high ranking official, Paul Krendler has it in for her. But she gets a reprieve because Mason Verger, one of Lecter's victims who is looking to get back at Lecter for what Lecter did to him, wants to use Starling to lure him out. When Lecter sends her a note she learns that he's in Italy so she asks the police to keep an eye out for him. But a corrupt policeman who wants to get the reward that Verger placed on him, tells Verger where he is. But they fail to get him. Later Verger decides to frame Starling which makes Lecter return to the States. And the race to get Lecter begins. Written by
Some of the places where the movie was filmed include places where filming hardly ever is allowed. Author Thomas Harris, while doing research for his book, got in contact with the heir of the Palazzo Capponi. For the movie this same heir allowed Ridley Scott to film the Capponi Library. See more »
The voiceover "reading" Hannibal's letter to Clarice is very different from the written version we see. See more »
...would they have you back, you think? The FBI? Those people you despise almost as much as they despise you. Would they give you a medal, Clarice, do you think? Would you have it professionally framed and hang it on your wall to look at and remind you of your courage and incorruptibility? All you would need for that, Clarice, is a mirror.
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After the credits, we hear Lecter say "Ta ta, H.", the closing line of the post-script in his letter to Clarice. See more »
Having worked for a number of years with acutely psychotic patients and the criminally insane I get the deepest belly laughs over the way Hollywood portrays "psychotic" criminals and the horror and revulsion the movie watching public drums up when they see Hannibal Lecter. I didn't like either Hannibal movie, but this one was particularly stupid. I can't believe Anthony Hopkins allowed himself to be conned into repeating that character performance. Julianne Moore made a big mistake also. She definitely lowered herself doubling for a main character in a "sequel" (Jody Foster). She's far too good for that. And, what was Ray Liota thinking?!
To get back to the psychotic thing, Hannibal's aggression, quickness, strength, agility and handiness with sharp objects resembles an evil comic book superhero, not a crazed psychiatrist or an insatiable cannibal. Even less credible is the conduct of his victims. They are easier to kill and put up less fight than a 3,000 year old mummy. It is pure BS that only the movie going public could keep from laughing at. All I can say is that its a good thing Rocky Balboa never had to get in the ring with Hannibal Lecter! I couldn't bear watching Hannibal making coleslaw outta Rocky!
Actually, the movie wasn't terribly bad until the RSHE, that is the RidiculouslyStupid Hollywood Ending. RSHE is common in most Hollywood products and this one was no exception. To be fair, Hannibal ended pretty stupid, but I've seen stupider.
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