The Silence of the Lambs (1991) (mini-review++)

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(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

The Silence of the Lambs

acting 10

directing 9

effects 8

editing 8

writing 9

SW SCORE: 44

4.4 out of 5 šŸ™

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With all due respect to Seven, this is the best serial killer movie ever. Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster are perfect. In two magnificent careers, this movie may contain their best performances. The ostensible main plot of catching the serial killer Buffalo Bill is really just a subplot to the unmatched dynamic between Foster and Hopkins. Go get your creepy on.

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Review process: (this is always evolving, I’m sad to say. I’m more of a watcher who makes mostly unhelpful observations about things I have absorbed. I am not unlike a pop culture blob.)

Two scores are assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 šŸ™, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feelingā€¦not that SW score is scientificā€¦but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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