almost 4 years
first "Hannibal" on film, not bad but way to 80's, the soundtrack made me cringe
over 4 years
80s! 80s! 80s! Mann's obsessive 80s-style directing almost overwhelms the strong story
It's a lean crime film with a kickass 80's aesthetic.
Manhunter is a 1986 American thriller film based on Thomas Harris's novel Red Dragon. Written and directed by Michael Mann, it stars William Petersen as Will Graham and features Brian Cox as Hannibal Lecktor. When asked to investigate a killer known as "The Tooth Fairy," FBI profiler Will Graham comes out of retirement to lend his talents to the case—in doing so he must confront the specter of his past and meet with a jailed killer who nearly counted Graham amongst his victims. Dennis Farina co-stars as Jack Crawford, Graham's superior at the FBI, while serial killer Francis Dollarhyde—"The Tooth Fairy"—is portrayed by Tom Noonan.
Manhunter focuses on the forensic work carried out by the FBI to track down the killer, and shows the long-term effects that cases like this have on Graham, highlighting the similarities between him and his quarry. The film features heavily-stylized use of color to convey this sense of duality, and the nature of the characters' similarity has been explored...