Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine
Jonathan Demme (Director), Ted Tally (Screenplay)
Released: February 13th, 1991
Runtime: 1 hour, 58 minutes
FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. but her Faustian relationship with Lecter soon leads to his escape, and now two deranged killers are on the loose.
It was probably due to the fact that, like the movie's protagonist, I don't "spook easily," and many so-called "scary" movies, including this one, never scared me, but (many of them) definitely thrilled me.
Clarice must first try and gain Lecter's confidence before he is to give away any information.
This film really gets people talking in many ways. Firstly is the pacing of the plot. Its pitch perfect in many ways.