Movie Review: ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

By Mickey Donovan  Posted January 10, 2013

“The Silence of the Lambs” is a classic American horror film that was released in 1991. It was directed by Jonathan Demme. The movie is based off of Thomas Harris’ novel “The Silence of the Lambs.” The cast of the film includes stars like Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn, and Ted Levine.

In the movie a young FBI trainee, Clarice Starling, is put on a mission to find the infamous serial killer “Buffalo Bill.” She goes to the imprisoned Dr. Lecter to find advice on the “Buffalo Bill.” 

While in training at the FBI training camp in Quantico, Virginia, Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn), of the Bureau’s Behavioral Science Unit, sends Clarice (Jodie Foster) on a mission to find “Buffalo Bill.” She is said to interview Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins). Dr. Lecter gives Clarice advice on where to find the killer. She starts to analyze previous case files to find any evidence of where Buffalo Bill could be. Starling searches everywhere to find him without the help of the FBI. Clarice finds “Buffalo Bill” at an old house in Illinois where she discovers that he holding someone captive there in his basement. Soon the FBI crew comes to find that Clarice had killed “Buffalo Bill.”

“The Silence of the Lambs” is one of the best mind-twisting horror films of all time. When the film was first released on February 14, 1991 the movie made an amazing $13,766,814 during its opening weekend, the film was the fourth highest-grossing film of 1991.