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SiskoidRemains the King of thrillers and is SO memorable (and so often parodied) that I could hardly forget any of its plot points. Well, that's not true, actually. The Hannibal Lecter stuff is unforgettable, sure, but the Buffalo Bill case itself wasn't necessarily as imprinted on my brain. What struck me most this time around was the direction. The camera keeps placing us on the other side of conversations, making actors talk directly to the lens and involving us, peering into us like Lecter and Clarice both do. It's cleverly done and can be disconcerting, especially considering the psychopaths involved. No matter how well Jonathan Demme does (or Jodie Foster, for that matter), the day ultimately belongs to Anthony Hopkins, a depraved villain you somehow end up rooting for, particularly during his clever escape from prison. Not because you want him to kill anyone, but because he's earned his freedom through sheer intelligence. That said, it's too bad that freedom led to the cheesy grand gignol that is the sequel, Hannibal.
manwhonoseTed Levine's Buffalo Bill is creepy, disturbing and completely off his head, but, at least he gives us a glimpse of humanity; Anthony Hopkins’s Lecter is something else entirely. He is something animal, something completely monstrous. He is something akin to the Big Bad Wolf crossed with The Bogeyman, and all in the guise of an extremely measured, polite and respectable human being. Terrifying and brilliant.
saveferris"Good evening, Clarice."
NilofarishThis is one of the scariest movies I have ever seen! Doctor Hannibal Lecter is the scariest moviecharacter! The entire movie I was really curious about how it was going to end. And if they were going to be able to catch Buffallo Bill. That guy is also very crazy! Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins give their perfomance of a lifetime in this very scary but interesting thriller.
DisneyStitchSir Anthony Hopkins pretty much set the new standard for modern cinema when it came to creepy serial killers or really any mentally disturbed villains thereafter. This thriller will stick with you for a while and raised the bar for thriller movies to a pretty high level.
DieguitoAnthony Hopkins in his best and most known performance. A great movie.
BENtoTHEchenwow, unlike anything made nowadays, actually scary
George BaileyI ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti:)
Linkmaster89Amazing. Great cast, unforgetable story and a strong intensity.
Do not watch it before you go to bed. You will think about it.
HenryBrowningVery interesting movie
jakeindiana93Demme's camerawork is so audacious and pays dividends - the number of scenes in which it is almost entirely the actors speaking direct to camera is brilliant (and often, haunting).
SpacePaulsEverything I know about pairing wines with fava beans, I learned from this movie.
JustinvdkI ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti
leprechaunupindatreeGreat movie. The book is even better!
George BaileyWhat I didn't like about this movie was Brooke Smith's acting.... 9.8/10
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