Opened: February 14, 1991
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
As serial killer Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) continues taking victims, the FBI sends student Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) to interview convicted cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) to gain more knowledge. Their relationship is intense, but she must get through to him to help take down Buffalo Bill.
Hopkins and Foster star in the best roles of their lives. The former is the ultimate movie villain and plays him so perfectly. From the moment he appears on the screen, you’ll have chills. Instead of being over-the-top, Hannibal Lecter is calm and brilliant, which makes him all the scarier.
Final say: Silence gets into your head. ★★★★★