Hannibal Rising Planet Prequel is a dismal place where the unfortunate visitor can gawk at such monuments to Tinseltown's greed — and lack of imagination — as… Hannibal Rising Planet Prequel is a dismal place where the unfortunate visitor can gawk at such monuments to Tinseltown's greed — and lack of imagination — as…
Movie on DVD Review

Hannibal Rising (2007)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: May 29, 2007; DVD Release Date: May 29, 2007; Movie Rated: R; With: Gong Li and Gaspard Ulliel; Distributor: MGM

Planet Prequel is a dismal place where the unfortunate visitor can gawk at such monuments to Tinseltown's greed — and lack of imagination — as Dumb and Dumberer and Butch and Sundance: The Early Days. This fright-free Hannibal Lecter genesis story (Hannibal Rising) — set decades prior to the events portrayed in Manhunter and Silence of the Lambs — is no better than its ''pre-'' predecessors, despite a suitably lean and hungry performance from Gaspard Ulliel as the young Mr. Cannibal. EXTRAS include two making-of docs and some unmemorable deleted scenes.

Originally posted May 25, 2007 Published in issue #936 Jun 01, 2007 Order article reprints
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