Ed Driscoll

SKIP THE CHIANTI: Flak magazine

SKIP THE CHIANTI: Flak magazine reviews Red Dragon:

Red Dragon’s sins are not of commission but omission; not what it does wrong, but what it just plain fails to do. It’s resolutely average and, worse, unambitious, so bloody competent that it is in fact bloodless, cleanly avoiding opportunities to take its scenario someplace interesting, frustrating any attempts to get really caught up in it. But those qualities befit a movie that’s both a third sequel and a remake; no doubt its focus-group scores were through the roof.