Universal Pictures | Release Date: October 4, 2002 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
60
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Mixed or average reviews based on 36 Critics
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20
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Red Dragon is certainly an improvement on “Hannibal.” It has something the Ridley Scott movie didn’t -- a good story -- and it will no doubt keep the franchise rolling in dough.
78
It's chilling what Fiennes can do with so very little; he looks like a wounded puppy half the time and sounds like one to boot.
67
An absorbing film, acted with real force by all parties and directed with competence and assuredness if something less than inspiration.
60
For all the lunacies bared within this film, it has the tick and thrum of a solid studio machine, occasionally shocking but never surprising; it will be watched by everybody, but it feels as if it were made by nobody. [14 & 21 October 2002, p. 226]
40
I say don't bite unless your taste runs to thin gruel, and grueling gruel at that.