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    Gunsel
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    Which was better: Manhunter or Red Dragon?

    Manhunter: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091474/

    Red Dragon: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289765/

    Both movies about the same book.

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    Re: Which was better: Manhunter or Red Dragon?

    Manhunter. Red Dragon is pretty awful. I was just having a conversation the other day about how angry it made me that so much great talent was squandered on a Brett Ratner movie. The man shouldn't be allowed near a camera.

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    I didn't see Manhunter, but I really enjoyed Red Dragon. Ed Norton was hot.

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    Re: Which was better: Manhunter or Red Dragon?

    Manhunter freaked me out... I still shudder when I hear Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.

    Haven't seen Red Dragon yet.

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    Re: Which was better: Manhunter or Red Dragon?

    I must grudgingly admit Manhunter, even though I have no more use for Michael Mann than I do Brett Ratner. Manhunter is genuinely suspenseful, though. That and To Live and Die in LA are about the only things I can stand by Mann, and I like them.

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    Re: Which was better: Manhunter or Red Dragon?

    Manhunter left more of an impression. Red Dragon was totally forgettable. I think it's because Manhunter was an attempt to actually make a movie, where Red Dragon was just a soulless attempt to keep a franchise going.

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    Re: Which was better: Manhunter or Red Dragon?

    Both were badly put-together films, but the superb cast of Red Dragon, who turn in very good performances despite a mediocre script and bad direction, make the movie the better of the two.

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    Re: Which was better: Manhunter or Red Dragon?

    Manhunter is WAY better. It's a flawed film, but I'll take a flawed film over a totally forgettable run-of-the-mill thriller any day.

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    Re: Which was better: Manhunter or Red Dragon?

    Haven't seen Manhunter, but I thought Red Dragon was a decent flick.
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    Re: Which was better: Manhunter or Red Dragon?

    Manhunter

    Brian Cox was a way better Hannibal Lector than the scenery munching Anthony Hopkins. Was really disappointed when I saw Silence of the Lambs as Manhunter had become on of my favorite thrillers by then.

    As for which is a better adaptation, Manhunter leaves out large sways of plot, but id did spend the first few years of watching CSI just imagining Grisom was just Will Graham in witness protection.

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