Silence of the Lambs (1991) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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  • Release Date:  1991
  • Genre:  Crime & Giallo, Madness & Paranoia
  • Director:  Jonathan Demme
  • Screenwriter:  Ted Tally, Thomas Harris
  • Cast & Crew: Jodie Foster, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons, Lawrence T. Wrentz, Anthony Heald, Frankie Faison, Maria Skorobogatov, Jeffrie Lane, and George ‘Red’ Schwartz.

Silence of the Lambs (1991)Rating:

  • Dylan = 10 / 10;
  • Eloise = 9 / 10;
  • Raoul = 9.5 / 10;
  • Ronan = 10 / 10;
  • IMDB = 8.6/10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 9.6/10;

Silence of the Lambs (1991) Synopsis:

Clarice, a young FBI trainee, seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Lecter to apprehend another serial killer, known as “Buffalo Bill”.

Silence of the Lambs (1991) Review:

Silence of the Lambs is an everlasting classic, that is certain. Now the only interesting question is, could it be the perfect film? For me, the answer is not far, not far at all.

The film blends fantastically thriller, crime, cannibalism as well an incredible psychological tension. The story is fascinating and gets better as you watch it over and over again. But what really makes that film such a hit is its main characters: a wonderful trio of two psychopaths and a criminal psychologist, or two psychologists and a maniac…depending on how you want to see it. But to be honest, Buffalo Bill is a little secondary in comparison with the fascinating relationship between Lecter, the fancy cannibal, and Clarice, the prude clever student.

The attitude of Anthony Hopkins is something that leaves a deep mark in every viewer consciousness: his manners, his tongue clicking, his piercing gaze, his elaborate speech…even 1000 years after watching that film one could not forget him.

Now whether Silence of the Lamb is the perfect film is a tough one. To escape the question, I will say that it is not a perfect film for a horror movie website. Despite the terrifying character of Lecter, and the scarce bloody scenes (that are more artistic than gory really), the film is more of a thriller than proper horror. So I’ll give 9.5 and not 10, just for that particular reason…

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