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New York Times:
The movie drives along with such intensity for much of the time that you can just let it work on your senses without worrying about whether it makes sense.
I'm intrigued by that stylistic envelope: simultaneously hypnotic and enervating, meditative and empty.
Manhunter ushered in the age of empathy for the devil.
One of the most impressive American thrillers of the late '80s.
An unpleasantly gripping thriller that rubs one's nose in a sick criminal mentality for two hours.