The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs ★★★★★

Road to Halloween - Movie #11

My second watch.
Still a truly stunning achievement and certainly one of the best thrillers ever made. The flow of the story, the buildup of tension, and the function of psychology and gender in character are all absolutely perfect. The use of closeups is maybe the best I've ever seen. The relationship between Clarice and Lecter is so dynamic, the nature, content, and approach of their conversations are endlessly interesting, and the performances make them perhaps the most compelling character duo ever. It's commonly considered one of the greats and, yeah, it deserves the hell out of that reputation.

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