Silence of the Lambs (1991)


By Scott Goldfine

Jonathan Demme directs the adaptation of Thomas Harris’ thriller, “The Silence of the Lambs,” about an FBI trainee (Jodie Foster) who tracks a serial killer. Through her visits to an imprisoned cannibalistic psychopath, played to chilling perfection by Anthony Hopkins, the trainee gains insight into herself and the psycho she’s stalking.

Expertly executed, this film is a dark, gripping journey. Also stars Scott Glenn. Rated R.


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