Red Dragon (2002)

  • Time: 124 min
  • Genre: Crime | Thriller
  • Director: Brett Ratner
  • Cast: Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Mary-Louise Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman


A set of grisly murders brings FBI Agent Will Graham (Norton) out of retirement and puts him in search of an atrocious killer (Fiennes) who’s driven by the image of a painting. Yet his only means of survival and success are to seek the help of another madman, whom he himself captured, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins). Marked by past scars and quickly running out of time, Graham finds himself tangled in a heap of madness, sacrificing his work, his family, and above all his own life, to put an end to pure evil.

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  • Watched this the other night…honestly, filled me with that fright that compels one to check under the bed and in the closet- but in a good way! I loved this movie..I thought it was excellent. First off, the character of Hannibal was just as chilling as ever, just as scary. There’s a scene where Hopkins looked almost straight into the camera, and his face alone scared the hell out of me. Truly intelligent casting, expert. Norton is great as well, as always. Hoffman played a character who successfully evoked a genuine dislike from me..I really could not stand him. The Red Dragon, played by Fiennes, was established well, from finding out about his first crime to when he finally came on screen. He was freaky, but somehow managed to get the audience to sympathize with him, which is excellent acting and dialogue. Impressive.

    The direction was great. The scenes, the dialogue, the acting, everything was high quality. If I made this myself, I’d be pretty damn proud of myself. Most scenes had terrific composition, they were just wonderful to look at. Great cinematography. The plot was intriguing, smart, interesting, scary. I was never bored, never confused. There was a good amount of emotion in the film, some of it was relatable, like family love and such, and some of it was sickening, like child abuse. There wasn’t too much or too little, there was a great balance.

    All in all, ‘Red Dragon,’ is worth the two hours you will spend. This movie is a must see and I guarantee that you will love this movie.

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