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The Silence of the Lambs

Connor Macgregor Reviews...Silence Of The Lambs

I hadn't seen this film, but i had heard the hype and talk about this film for years. So when i finally did see the film, I thought i wouldn't like it as much. Oh boy i was wrong.

Young FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath Hannibal Lecter, who used to be a respected psychiatrist. FBI agent Jack Crawford believes that Lecter who is also a very powerful and clever mind manipulator have the answers to their questions to help locate the killer. 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. Its done in a way which fits the mood and tension of the film. Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster are fantastic in this film. Believeable performances and characters with a sense of personality. Hopkins really gives his most creapiest performance probably ever. I can't think of a more sinister psychotic performance than his in this film. Jodie Foster's performance works well as to compare with Hannibal. Clarice is the vulnerable but brave cop who must undertake an important task that puts her future on the line. Hannibal is a bad man, yet you just love the character due to the nature of the performance. Then there is Buffalo Bill played brilliantly by Ted Levine. A very dark twisted character that really gives a new meaning to the word fear in many ways.

The Direction by Johnathan Demme is deserving of an Academy Award. Its very precise and raw and realistic. The Lighting gives the film a sense of realism and gritty. I'm glad that the film did the success it did because everything in this film is close to pitch perfect.

Overall, this film is a classic and will remain as one of the best crime films ever made. Do watch this film when you have the chance.

Rating - 100% - A+