De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG) | Release Date: August 22, 1986 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
78
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 10 Critics
Positive:
8
Mixed:
1
Negative:
1
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William L. Petersen (''To Live and Die in L.A.”) gives another mesmerizing, seeming nonperformance as the brilliant agent on the trail of a serial killer who has murdered families in the South. [29 Aug 1986]
50
With Manhunter, there seems to be some danger that style has overrun content, leaving behind a vast, chic, well-cast wasteland. [15 Aug 1986]
25
Without a compelling - and convincingly compelled - character at its center, the details in this film lack an agonizing drop-by-drop tension. The various pieces fall apart like the shattered mirrors that figure in the crimes. [15 Aug 1986]