“When I think about the success of the movie, we started out with one of the best thrillers ever written. We just managed not to screw it up.” Modest words from screenwriter Ted Tally. Such success though. One of only three movies to ever sweep all five major Academy awards. Check. Invents the whole ‘it takes a serial killer to catch a serial killer’ trope. Check. Jodie Foster being a brittle bad ass; Anthony Hopkins having more fun than should be allowed. Check. Atmospheric. Properly chilling. Still terrifying AF in its climactic last act. Count on it.
Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn
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