My Life in Movies: Silence of the Lambs Review (1991)

Release Date: February 14 1991
Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes
Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster
Based on Novel by Thomas Harris

Rewatched: December 21, 2013

Rating: 8/10

This crime/thriller really knows how to get under people’s skin…so to speak. Based on the novel by Thomas Harris with the same name, it follows Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) a FBI academy student on her quest to find a serial killer known as Buffalo Bill, who skins his victims. She seeks the counsel of a psychiatrist, Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) who is equally if not more terrifying than Buffalo Bill. Lecter himself is also a serial killer known as, Hannibal the Cannibal who has been detained within Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

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