Agreed, this drives me insane after every viewing.
like cockroaches after a nuclear bomb (metaphorically, in reality they die) , this stands the test of time despite all the parodies and excessive commercialization. The Lecter character should be as scary as Count Chocula because of this but Hopskin's performance is still impressive. The third act is faulty, but its still one of the best serious pulps of the 90's
A masterpiece! Beautiful and mystical. Jodie Foster gives one of the best performances I have ever seen, I think it's Jodie Fosters characther (Clarice Starling) and her way to play this role that made it to the masterpiece it is. The role is so complex and a very unusual female characther. She is not a victim neither a hero more like a real person that has to react and respond to this mad world.
What I really liked about this movie was the remarkable performance of Anthony Hopkins. He really gave life to Hannibal Lecter, representing a brilliant and insane mind in perfect balance. The plot of this movie is very good and the role of Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling was very well done and an essencial component to make this great film.
There is so much to like. Beginning with an intelligent script all the way through the performances and direction. The photography is stunning. I never imagined breaking the fourth wall could work so well when done so often, and it does not even break the illusion. Its inclusion of gender politics only augments the realism. It makes us question ourselves, and that is, I suppose, the ultimate goal of cinema and art.
It's probably my favourite thriller and one of my all time favourite movies. It's definitly not a horror movie, as some like to label it. Foster and Hopkins keep you on the edge of your seat the whole movie, and all the awards they received for their parts are truly deserved. Check out the movie poster too, it's a perfect mix of beauty, unrest and mistery.
finally watched this movie after about 10 years of walking past the DVD in grocery stores, and it's every bit as fantastic as i hoped it would be.
I do like this, but there's just something about it that prevents it from being great.
The ending of this film is brilliant. At least, from a male's perspective. The night vision tinted first-person sequence is surely one of the great statements on voyeurism. Jodie Foster is beautiful, sexy, and vulnerable as she swipes and stumbles through the dark. We have been ogling her the entire film and we ogle her now, except for one major difference: we now share our view with that of Buffalo Bill.
I'll never forget the day my grandmother accidentally flipped her TV onto the part when Ted Levine is dancing with his penis tucked into his legs. Good times.