Red Dragon (2002) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Red Dragon

Brett Ratner, 2002

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Red Dragon
Thomas Harris, 1981

Red Dragon is a movie directed by Brett Ratner in 2002 and based on the book of the same name by Thomas Harris, first published in 1981. The movie features Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Mary-Louise Parker, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

7.2

/ 10

Movie Poster: Red Dragon (Brett Ratner, 2002)

8

/ 10

Book Cover: Red Dragon (Thomas Harris, 1981)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Red Dragon, the 1981 book by Thomas Harris.

Red Dragon

Read by: Alan Sklar

Storyline

In 1980, forensic psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter is irritated by the performance of a flautist at a recital of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Graham has been working with Lecter on a psychological profile of a serial killer who removes edible body parts from his victims; Graham says he has realized the killer is a cannibal.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Red Dragon, the 2002 movie by Brett Ratner

Year

2002

Minutes

124

Movie Rate

7.20

Source: IMDb

Movie

Red Dragon

Country: Germany

Year: 2002

Length: 2h4m

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Cover of Red Dragon, the 1981 book by Thomas Harris

Year

1981

Pages

356

Book Rate

8.06

S: Goodreads

Book

Red Dragon

Country: USA

First published in: 1981

Length: 356 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Manhunter (1986)
Movie by Michael Mann
TV Series poster
Hannibal (2013-2015)
TV Series by Bryan Fuller

User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of Red Dragon, the 2002 movie by Brett Ratner

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Cover of Red Dragon, the 1981 book by Thomas Harris

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movie

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Red Dragon, the 2002 movie by Brett Ratner

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Yes

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25% No

9 votes

3 votes

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IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Red Dragon, the 1981 book by Thomas Harris

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42% No

7 votes

5 votes

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