Despite mediocre reviews, this movie was pretty good. I loved the other movies in this series, and I think you really have to see those first because this explains why he did what you saw in those. (Proof: My friend and I have the exact same taste in movies. I thought this was awesome, she didn't see the point.) It had the clever lines from Hannibal that the other movies did, and the actor who plays him is very good, however, he has far to go before being compaired to Anthony Hopkins. The obvious issue here is violence, other than a few sexual references (a reference to a characters p---y is a main part of a plotline.) But as long as the kids/teens can handle gore and can understand whats going on, I think they should be fine. Another thing I found kind of creepy is that after watching this, I realized I sympathazied with Hannibal and understood his perogative for killing the people he did in here. The fact that you realize that you symphathize with him might be disturbing, so may be the fact that Hannibal is considered the "hero" in this movie. So there's not only issues of content to think of here, there's also psychological issues.