RED DRAGON brings Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter back for another bite of the cherry. This time round Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) is enlisted by FBI agent Will Graham (Edward Norton) to catch the Tooth Fairy, real name Francis Dolarhyde (Ralph Fiennes).
Graham’s former boss Jack Crawford (Harvey Keitel) has persuaded him to give up the quiet life in Florida with his wife (Mary-Louise Parker) and son, to catch a killer who’s slaughtered two innocent families.
Despite the fact that Graham was the man who put him behind bars, the Chianti-sipping Lecter is coaxed into putting his inside knowledge on serial killing to good use, with some dangerous twists along the way.
Hopkins’ performance is suitably menacing in a role he’s become very comfortable with.