Hannibal Rising

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Bloody prequel traces serial killer's origins.

R 2007 117 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 15 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Life for a life. God give life but the wicked take away life.

Wicked begets wicked. Wickeds shall pay for crimes committed.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 17+

Umm...?

Well first of all this movie was way more than an R rated film. I think it deserves an X rating. Way too violent and had too much sensuality. But even if you let your kids see the previous hannibal movies, you still might want to see it first. Not a good movie content wise or message wise. Reccomended too adults over 21.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Movie Details

  • In theaters: February 9, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: May 29, 2007
  • Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li, Rhys Ifans
  • Director: Peter Webber
  • Studio: MGM/UA
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 117 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong grisly violent content and some language/sexual references.
  • Last updated: May 27, 2022

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