- 2 hr 11 min
Hannibal is based on the book of the same name by Thomas Harris. The sequel to The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal documents Hannibal Lecter's post-prison life and attempted reunion with Agent Clarice Starling. At the beginning of the movie it is revealed that Hannibal has been living in Italy, working as a museum curator. He is on the FBI's Most Wanted list for a total of $250,000. Agent Paul Krendler has Clarice Starling taken off of the force for killing five people and because she has rejected his many advances on her, but Clarice is retained for the services of finding Hannibal once she starts to receive letters from Dr. Lecter. The FBI isn't the only one with a price on Hannibal - an ex-patient of his named Mason Verger is offering $3,000,000 to anyone who can bring him the doctor. Mason Verger holds a grudge against Hannibal for disfiguring him in a incident with party drugs and dogs and wants to enact revenge in the cruelest way he can think of - being eaten alive by pigs. It is up to Clarice to find Lecter. This proves difficult for her due to the game of cat-and-mouse the two are playing, though it is often hard to tell who is the cat and who is the mouse. Additional difficulty occurs because of Verger's men. Clarice struggles throughout the movie to figure out what everyone's motives are and to fit in with her mostly male colleagues. While it is obvious that Krendler wants her, she needs to figure out why Hannibal is in contact with her and why Verger wants to find Hannibal so badly. The movie Hannibal is full of drama, action, and violence with just a bit of romance. Hannibal often blurs the lines between good and evil and causes the viewer to question morality and truth.