Hannibal, [DVD from Netflix]. A bit slow, nothing near the pace or suspense of Silence of the Lambs. Two and a half stars. Read my full review by clicking below... I was not conviced with Julianne Moore's portrayal of Clarice Starling at all. She had the accent, but not the conflicted soul that was evident in Foster's original. Anthony Hopkins, however, was spot-on in resurrecting his chilling, yet oh-so-cool Hannibal Lecter, M.D. The biggest surprise for me was to learn, after the fact, that the disfigured pervert-cum-multimillionaire was Gary Oldman!

The movie starts slow and only builds to any sort of climax in the last 15 minutes. But even with the ending, a lot of potential was missed and the ending was a lot softer than I had hoped for. Sure, Ray Liotta's character gets it in the end, I didn't feel any sort of connection with his ending.

I was expecting a much more graphic and gory movie than was was realized in Hannibal. Though you could say that the gore that was done was done "tastefully".

Its a slow movie, I would recommend watching it on network TV unless you have some sort of lapse in your Netflix playlist and they're all out of copies of Deuce Bigelow.

Two and half stars