I mean, if you haven’t seen this genuine classic before I couldn’t possibly fathom why. Moving on though, if you have 4k capabilities the Kino Lorber release of Silence of the Lambs is the best the movie has ever looked. The colour grading, the erasing of the pixilation and grain, just everything about this new 4K release is exquisite and absolutely gorgeous. The Johnathan Demme movie The Silence of the Lambs is a masterful edition for Shocktober, or anytime of the year to be honest. The Silence of the Lambs is arguably a top ten movie, and every visit to the astonishing classic brings new things to the forefront.
The movie focuses on a young FBI agent, Clarice Starling played by Jodie Foster trying to track down new serial killer Buffalo Bill played by Ted Levine. In order to figure out the identity of Buffalo Bill, the FBI and Clarice try to recruit the help of notorious cannibal, Hannibal Lecter played by the incomparable Anthony Hopkins. Hannibal tries to break Clarice while trying to capture Buffalo Bill. There is so much more to unpack throughout The Silence of the Lambs, but to say more to a fresh viewer would be to ruin the brilliance that is The Silence of the Lambs.
What makes The Silence of the Lambs truly excel as one of the greatest movies of all time is the performances that are delivered by both Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Arguably it is some of their absolute best work they’ve ever done delivering some of the most iconic lines, performances, and cinematic moments of all time. It is truly rare to find a movie so astonishingly perfect, from writing, directing, and performances, The Silence of the Lambs is a classic of a film.
Whether it is your first time seeing The Silence of the Lambs or the umpteenth time seeing the film, there is so much to marvel in. Everything about The Silence of the Lambs is exquisite, masterful, and engaging bringing to life a thrilling crime horror that doesn’t rely on slashers and blood, but instead the psychological insights of a killer. There is nothing more terrifying than trying to get into the head of a killer, let alone having to enter the mind of another killer to get the killer you’re after. The Silence of the Lambs is a perfect movie.