Duration: 2h 18m
Genre: Drama, Crime
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Ted Levine, Scott Glenn
Plot: A young FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) meets Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins), a cannibalistic psychopathic murderer and a former psychiatrist in the asylum to apprehend another serial killer who is preying on female victims.
Everything. The story line, casting, acting, direction and dialogues were near perfect. The movie is immensely engrossing and intriguing which at some point would completely break the viewer’s awareness of his surroundings.
Anthony Hopkins prove his acting mettle yet again. His expressions are perfect especially when the character of Lector expresses his sexual attraction towards agent Starling merely through his eyes. His dialogues and its delivery were spine-chilling and scary.
As a film its near to perfect from all aspects. But what needs to be known is the fact that it’s not for the weak hearts or those who can’t tolerate some amount of violence. So, it’s a strict no-no film for kids because of its projection of cannibalism.
#Fact: Anthony Hopkins flawless acting in this won him the Oscar Award of Best Actor in 1992.