Retired FBI profiler Will Graham faces a disturbed serial killer with
the aid of the most notorious killer he ever caught, Hannibal Lecter.
Red Dragon (2002)
Directed by Brett Ratner
Written by Ted Tally
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton,
Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson,
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mary-Louise Parker
Prequel to 1991's The Silence of the Lambs
Based on the novel by Thomas Harris
This Silence of the Lambs prequel was incredibly suspenseful and disturbing. After the less than promising Hannibal, it was cool to see a film that wasn't afraid to dig deep into the psychological pain that made the first film so brilliant. Anthony Hopkins once again excels as the notorious Dr. Lecter, with Edward Norton holding his own beside him.
Ralph Fiennes, however, dominated the entire film as the psychotic Francis Dolarhyde in a role that I can only describe as pure evil. With appearances from veteran character actors like Harvey Keitel and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Red Dragon faithfully adapts Thomas Harris's brilliant novel into a film that not only builds on the first film, but provides a tale just as terrifying.