Witness the birth of evil. This "stomach-tightening" (The Washington Post ) thriller from writer/director Michael Mann (Heat, The Insider ) first introduced the world to the cunning, unforgettable serial killer named Hannibal. Joan Allen and Stephen Lang costar in this "eerie, very intense" (New York ), "dark locomotive of a film" (Los Angeles Times ) that promises to "keep viewers riveted" (Time )! Former FBI profiler Will Graham (William Petersen, CSI ) reluctantly returns to his old job to track a horrific serial killer known as the "Tooth Fairy." But in order to get into the mind of this maniac, Graham must face another: Hannibal, the imprisoned psychiatrist whose own insanity almost cost Graham his life...and whose insights into the "Tooth Fairy" could prove as dangerous as the killer himself!
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Manhunter ushered in the age of empathy for the devil.
I'm intrigued by that stylistic envelope: simultaneously hypnotic and enervating, meditative and empty.
The movie drives along with such intensity for much of the time that you can just let it work on your senses without worrying about whether it makes sense.
An unpleasantly gripping thriller that rubs one's nose in a sick criminal mentality for two hours.