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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Anthony Hopkins
Edward Norton
Emily Watson
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Harvey Keitel
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Ted Tally
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Red Dragon
Anthony Hopkins returns for a third (and final) outing as the cannibalistic killer in this prequel.


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Plot
Retired FBI Investigator Will Graham is lured back into action after a series of grisly murders undertaken by serial killer Francis Dolarhyde, aka The Tooth Fairy. To help crack the case, Graham enlists the help of Dr Hannibal Lecter…


Verdict
Not as good as The Silence Of The Lambs, but definitely besting the risible Hannibal, Red Dragon is a thoroughly entertaining, efficiently mounted thriller. If this is the last of the cannibal capers - and the sense of familiarity suggests that it should be, it's a good one to go out on.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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