Five stars because everything was perfect, my halloween movie. I'm not sure if it was transphobic or not, I wasn't offended or anything but reading people's comments about it, I'm not so sure if the artistic masterpiece could get away with such transphobic depiction
A pretty unpleasant film, which would be intolerable were it not for the very likeable character of Clarice Starling. Admittedly police procedurals are not my thing, but it's also a (somewhat disingenuously?) salacious film like a high-brow version of a story ripped from one of those magazines with titles like 'Love It' and 'Pick Me Up'. I appreciate the wintry, elegiac tone of the cinematography, not the story.
What a tour de force. "The silence of the lambs" is a psychothriller that deserves the name. It's focus is firmly on the film's outcast protagonists, brilliantly played by Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. However, it is the subtle play with light and darkness, the love for the aesthetics of the deteriorated, that renders this film so thrilling.
Thomas Harris' novel may have been a gripping procedural and thriller; but for screenwriter Ted Tally and director Jonathan Demme, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is the chance to luxuriate in gothic horror, feminism and political satire ('something's wrong with America'). While Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and Ted Levine are all on fire, this carefully constructed genre film has far too many moving parts. Solid but overrated.
Una performance magistrale di Anthony Hopkins riempie completamente la maggior parte delle scene di un film che fa perno esclusivamente sul suo personaggio, comprendo in questo modo altre piccole ma numerose mediocrità che passano in questo modo inosservate. Immenso. Peccato per una sceneggiatura non brillante che compromette il voto pieno.