The Silence of the Lambs

by missizziemcguinness

‘Hello Clarice’

Based on the book by Thomas Harris, Jonathan Demme directs this thriller about an FBI cadet called Agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) who confides in a manipulative killer Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) who skins his victims.

Considering what this film is about, where there is not a lamb to be seen; it is a primarily good film. Jodie Foster was brilliant as Agent Clarice Starling, following any detective film where they have a gun, but to get a good perspective of the charecter I would probably need to read the original book, even though I have watched the predecessor film Red Dragon.

Anthony Hopkins was beyond convincing as Dr.Hannibal Lecter, to the point where you would intentionally look into those murderer’s eyes and he would probably eat you.

This would not be one that I would watch again, not because it is so twisted, sick and weird, but it might be one of the ones which you can only watch a few times.

Suspenseful, gripping but very hit and miss. The other cast members which were not Foster or Hopkins were also very good.

3/5

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