Jays Rating:
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From the blockbuster hit Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal the Cannibal is back in the sequel Hannibal. Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore) is a FBI agent who took the heat for a drug-raid-gone-bad. Clarice’s boss, who doesn’t like her because she refuses his advances, takes pleasure in taking away her gun and badge. He also puts her on administrative leave until Internal Affairs completes their investigation and she is cleared. The pencil-pushing job is excruciatingly boring, until she receives a tip that one of the most brilliant – yet sinister – criminals from the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) is in Florence, Italy. Starling talks to the cop in Florence that has been following Hannibal and warns him not to try and apprehend him by himself; he should wait for help. Wanting a big reward he makes an attempt to arrest Hannibal and pays with his life in a gruesome way. This is one scene of many that I’m glad I couldn’t see. H annible goes back to the United States where a sick individual captures him (yes, even more sick then Hannibal) who wants revenge against Hannible for helping in his mutilation. By the way, if you like sushi, the mutilation scene and several others will keep you away from the Sushi Bars for a while. Anyway, just as Hannibal is about to be eaten by a bunch of flesh-eating pigs, Starling rescues him. Now the real fun begins! This horror-thriller is true to form. The acting by Hopkins was superb as usual and the script was average. You might say this film is good for the whole family, the Manson family. I give this disturbing yet entertaining movie a B rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA