MovieRob’s Birthday Bash of Favorites 2022 (#19 of 49) – The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – Encore Review 3


January is my birthday month, so I decided that I would try and do something quite unique and special for this milestone in my life. I will be turning 48, so I decided to watch 49 (48+1 for good luck) of my all time favorite movies in a random order over the course of this month.  I have reviewed every one of these films already, but I will now give new perspectives on them all. Every one of these films received a 10/10 scoring from me.  Some of these reviews will contain spoilers so if you have never seen them before, I recommend that you read some of my previous reviews of the film that are spoiler free before reading on…

Hope you enjoy!

This is film #19 of the 49.

Let’s continue with… 

“You’re very frank, Clarice. I think it would be quite something to know you in private life.” – Hannibal Lecter

Initial Viewing Memories – Saw this in the theater by accident with friends since we didn’t have any clue as to what it was all about and was mesmerized throughout.

Number of Times Seen – Between 10-20 times (Theater, video, DVD, 3 Jul 2013, 27 Oct 2016, 2 Nov 2020 and 11 Jan 2022)

Link to original reviewHere, Here and Here

Brief Synopsis – A young FBI cadet is tasked with interviewing an incarcerated serial killer with the hope that he can lead here to another killer still on the loose.

My Take on it – This is such an amazing thriller that works on so many levels.

Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins are both superb in the lead roles and helped create such iconic characters with their performances.

The story moves along at a great pace and that enhances the story because it has so many shocking twists and turns along the way.

The dialogue is quite witty and this also helps develop the story and characters in ways one might never expect.

The music is nice and creepy and constantly raises the suspense level as things move along.

This is by far the very best film with these characters and they probably shouldn’t have made all of the sequels since none of them are as powerful and poignant as this one is.

Very deserving of winning the top 5 Oscars – Actor, Actress, Writing, Director and Picture in a very competitive year.

Highly Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – With twenty-four minutes and fifty-two seconds of screen time, Sir Anthony Hopkins’ performance in this movie is the second shortest to ever win an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, with David Niven in Separate Tables (1958) beating him, at twenty-three minutes and thirty-nine seconds. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)

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