394 user 208 critic

Hannibal Rising (2007)

2:25 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

After the death of his parents during World War II, young Hannibal Lecter moves in with his beautiful aunt and begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for his sister's death.



(screenplay), (novel)
3,215 ( 380)
2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hannibal (2001)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced FBI agent Clarice Starling and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman
Red Dragon (2002)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned criminal genius Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

Director: Brett Ratner
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes
Manhunter (1986)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.

Director: Michael Mann
Stars: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney
The Rite (2011)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course.

Director: Mikael Håfström
Stars: Colin O'Donoghue, Anthony Hopkins, Ciarán Hinds
Fracture (2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An attorney, intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.

Director: Gregory Hoblit
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn
Saw III (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jigsaw kidnaps a doctor to keep him alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen through a brutal test.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen
Saw II (2005)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A detective and his team must rescue eight people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell, Franky G
Hannibal (2013–2015)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas
Saw IV (2007)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor
Saw V (2008)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past. Meanwhile, another group of strangers are put through a series of gruesome tests.

Director: David Hackl
Stars: Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Tobin Bell
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.

Director: Kevin Greutert
Stars: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell


Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaran Thomas ...
Lady Murasaki (as Gong Li)
Helena-Lia Tachovská ...
Michelle Wade ...
Martin Hub ...
Joerg Stadler ...


Mischa and Hannibal, baby brother and sister, are inseparable; it is their love for each other that ties their bond. Their companionship is forever binding, until, with their family, while hiding from the Nazi war machine a twisted set of circumstance sets the pace for a most vicious attack on the future of one Hannibal Lecter for the sworn vengeance for the brutal killing of his baby sister. Years later, we find Hannibal, the teenager, setting up in Paris, and living with his aunt Lady Murasaki Shikibu and studying at medical school here he finds his forte. Still searching for his sister's murderers, still bitter and still ever hopeful of satisfying his desire for retribution. This chance arrives, and soon we are to learn that for a pound of flesh lost a pound of flesh must be repaid. This is the horrific tale of justice and honor, a young man's growing pains that will have the guilty paying with more than just flesh and bone. This is the up and rising tale of the young Hannibal, ... Written by Cinema_Fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It Started With Revenge See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly violent content and some language/sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:




| | |


| |

Release Date:

9 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hannibal 4  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,044,033 (UK) (9 February 2007)


$27,667,947 (USA) (4 May 2007)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Actors screen tested for the role of Hannibal include: Hayden Christensen, Macaulay Culkin, Hugh Dancy, Rupert Friend, Dominic Cooper,Tom Sturridge, and Tom Payne. See more »


The antitank Stuka carried two 37mm cannon, not 20mm ones. Each cannon carried 6, 8, or 12 rounds, depending on the clip loaded into the weapon. These weapons were also rather slow firing (~160 rounds/minute). Thus, the cannon would not have fired as shown in the film - not at the rate shown, nor for the length of time. See more »


[first lines]
Hannibal 8yrs: Hide quickly! Run away! Quick! This way! Quickly! Down to the lake.
[giggling, drawing on dock]
Hannibal 8yrs: M... for Mischa.
See more »


Follows The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


Ein Männlein Steht Im Walde
Written by Engelbert Humperdinck (as E. Humperdinck)
Public Domain
Performed by Sonja & Peter Lorenz
Produced by Musikwerkstatt Tettnang
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

You've never seen anything this boring.
1 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the single worst movies I have ever forced myself to watch in my lifetime. I only watched it for a girl I liked at the time, and even as obsessed with her as I was, I couldn't force myself to like this.

The entire movie is a cliché inside of a cliché. You think you've seen cliché movies before, right? Disturbia, 30 Days of Night, The Mist, The Decent. You know the list. But this movie makes all those movies look like the height of originality. It basically takes everything the History Channel has to say about the most average, lame, predictable serial killer alive and dumbs it down into a movie script.

In other words, you've seen this movie before if you're over the age of 9 and have any idea about generic serial killers in children's books.

Hannibal himself looks like a prettyboy. Wait! An emo prettyboy who is too much of a pansy to get over his "traumatic" (but not graphic) events of his childhood, which is yet another cliché.

I'd also like to know why on earth this was rated R. There is nothing more graphic in this movie than you could see on your standard TV show. I was so insanely bored with it I was about to punch out the TV.

I've seen bad movies. This isn't a bad movie: it's a training video for hell.


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
People Complaining about the poor script... tomisamos
Why do people hate this movie? Brandy-Snap
BEST MOVIE EVER. Kartik_is_my_Prince
Young Hannibal looks like... matches1919
giant green tank mauesha
Discuss Hannibal Rising (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: