Hannibal

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Graphic Hannibal Lecter retread is compelling and dark.

NBC Drama 2013

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 27 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 55 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

It's.... a lot

The show and story line are very good, and very entertaining. The show is honestly really well done, however there's a lot of more mature themes of like psychological manipulation and stuff like that, which isn't too scary, but still could be disturbing for younger teens. The biggest deterrent for watching this show is definitely the magnitude and sheer amount of graphic gore. Like, they don't hide a n y t h i n g, and that's about all I can say without spoilers. This show made me go vegetarian for a bit and I cannot eat any kind of pork now. Anyway, 10/10 interesting plot. :)

This title has:

Too much violence
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age 18+

Intelligent, cleverly constructed dialogues and excellent scripting

Unfortunately very violent and gruesome. I would not recommend for anybody who can’t stomach the food aspects of the show as episodes are labeled with specific dishes or style of cooking as Hannibal eats away into his victims. Like somebody else said it isn’t for the faint hearted and not suitable for any children or even teenagers. Dexter as a series is much more cartoonish fun and has its moments but Hannibal is only ever disturbing and dark.

This title has:

Too much violence

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