The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs ★★★★★

Part of Vprento’s Top 150 Movies of All-Time

The Silence of the Lambs is one of the greatest movies ever made. It's directed, written and acted with such precision and grace, it's unbelievably perfect. There is no better thriller than this.

Jodie Foster delivers one of the finest movie performances of all-time as amateur detective Clarice Starling. Such calmness and such determination in her acting, it's amazing. Of course, Anthony Hopkins delivers a majestic performance as well as the creepy Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The rest of the cast is brilliant too.

The story and the writing are phenomenal. Except the flashback scenes of young Clarice, everything is perfect and nothing, absolutely nothing feels out of place. The dialogues between Hannibal and Clarice are a work of art. And the movie ends on a very interesting note.

The Silence of the Lambs is a thriller that is borderline horror. It can really get under your skin and mess with you. The uneasy close-up scenes, especially on Lecter can make your skin crawl.

The directing by Jonathan Demme is brilliant. It's no wonder this movie got The Big 5 at the Oscars. It's rare when a borderline horror movie can accomplish that. But this is no ordinary movie. The Silence of the Lambs is a masterpiece of film-making.

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