The Silence of the Lambs Review
Written by: Ash's missing hand
It has been a long time since anyone conveyed the sense of evil as effectively as Anthony Hopkins does in this movie.
Dr. Hannibal lecter (Anthony Hopkins) is both a brilliant psychiatrist and a mass murderer known as "Hannibal the Cannibal", because he eats his victims. He is already in prison when the movie begins. The movie is about the search for another mass murderer named "Buffalo Bill".
The FBI agent in charge of the search (Scott Glenn) thinks Lecter might be able to provide clues in the search for Buffalo Bill. Lecter either toys or outright dismisses them. So, it is decided to send in a young female trainee (Jodie Foster) in a beauty and the beast type scenario.
When a movie is based on a best-selling book that alot of people are familar with, chances are the film will usually fail (I'm looking at you Da Vinci Code). Jonathan Demme, the director, could fill the whole movie with Hannibal Lecter but wisely only gives brief glimpses into the depths of his madness letting a little bit go a long way.
The movie balances great suspense, true horror, and a performance by Anthony Hopkins that people still talk about and will continue to talk about for many years to come.