Film Info:

Ted Tally

Jonathon Demme


Executive Producer:

Jodie Foster
Anthony Hopkins

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Silence of the Lambs


FBI trainee Clarice Starling is sent by her supervisor to interview ferociously intelligent serial killer Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lector at his cell in a Maryland mental hospital. The FBI hopes Lector can provide insight into the mind of killer-at-large, Buffalo Bill, whose current abductee happens to be the daughter of a senator. Intrigued by Clarice, Lector demands information about her personal life and in exchange for clues, and the two begin to form a strangely intimate connection, with a girl's life hanging in the balance. Starling is gradually revealed as a woman struggling out of her own darkness, bound to aid the dysfunctional males around her on their own paths of transformation, liberation, and destruction.

A Review by Brian Kinzeler