The first time I saw this, I watched it on my tiny computer screen at home, and already then it felt like magic. As you can imagine, it's therefore hard for me to explain the exact feeling I had when I, all alone, watched this at the theater earlier tonight. I know it sounds like a fucking cliché, but this truly feels like the reason films are made. It really lives up to all its hype, and even after fifty-eight…
This film is literally out of the world and I can't believe we have been blessed with such an incredible and stunning film. The musical scene and the ending were just.... I don't know, I'm speechless.
(Also, I command that Sally Hawkins will be an Academy Award winner on March 5th. If not, I will find myself a team like Elisa, Zelda and Giles, and make sure the voters realise the difference between right and wrong in this world.)
I probably shouldn't be surprised that this was great, but before I started watching this I was afraid my expectations were too high and that I would end up disappointed. It was so chillingly creepy and intense. Anthony Hopkins delivered what might be the most frightening performance of all time and Jodie Foster is perfect in the role as Clarice Starling. Looking at all the reviews, I feel like everything that there is to say have already been said. It was truly an incredible film.