The movie is an attempt to get hold of a dangerous serial killer Ted Levine. Jodie Foster is a student in an academy in Quantico. She is soon to be a detective. Her career is brought to a halt after Scott Glenn appoints her to investigate and interrogate another dangerous assassin, Anthony Hopkins. Levine is a former tailor who made dresses similar to the victims he killed. He is after ladies and is determined to make a huge skin out of them. Hopkins promises to help the duo only if they allow him to get out of prison. They in turn offer him a false deal. He is not damn; he also gives them fake information. One day he attacks the security guard and gets away. Glenn has resolved to get hold of him and teach him a lesson. Scott and Jodie instead get hold of James and kill him rescuing Brooke Smith, the abducted daughter of a senator. Anthony wishes to reform but Jodie is not convinced of this. This prompts him to go after Scott Glenn as his next target.
The film has magnificent scenes. It’s funny how Hopkins while in his cage toys around with Jodie’s mind. At one point he is ready to offer relevant information but before he does, he cracks a joke. This is hilarious and nostalgic. Hopkins talking is hilarious. His voice has quite a variety of intonations. He stresses on important things such as the purpose Levine seeks to attain. What’s more is the weird face he pulls. His eyes and looks are irresistible and can make individuals laugh to tears.
There is a turn of events from an emotional point to a scary one. When Hopkins narrates Jodie’s childhood experiences she is brought to tears. Furthermore he puts on a serious scary face as if something bad has just happened. Jodie explains what transpired that night that terrified her to the extent of fleeing from his home. She states that she still hears the voices of the lambs and a result she is determined to help Smith in a bid to curb them. Hopkins’ mask looks scary. It’s deafening how he has been tied to a machine with his hands to his back. What’s more is the fact that the entire place is tightly secured. This is absolutely weird.
The silence of the lambs is an interesting horror film worth watching.