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Don't waste your time and money on this, watch Manhunter
on 6 June 2008
I agree with some other reviews after having owned Manhunter for sometime now I can't help but compare these 2 films.
As a film on it's own it's okay I guess, but it really does grind on me the amount of times that the dialogue from Manhunter is repeated word for word in parts, so annoying!!
None of the cast is on form here, I respect the work of Sir Anthony Hopkins, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Harvey Keitel alot, but even they are unconvincing in their roles, to be fare to Hoffman he's barely in the film which is a real shame as he can act unlike Edward Norton who's atrocious and Ralph Fiennes who puts in yet another dire performance.
The "music" in this film often tries to add tension to the film where none exists, give me Manhunter, Silence of the lambs or Hannibal any day of the week and twice on Sunday over this poor excuse of a film, if you do watch this make sure that you have not already watched Manhunter as you'll only be disappointed. 2 stars as a stand alone film, 1 when compared to Manhunter.