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The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Movie Information

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Thriller, Horror





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Jonathan Demme


Anthony Hopkins
Jodie Foster
Anthony Heald
Scott Glenn
Ted Levine
Franke Faison





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An FBI agent uses the help of Dr. Hannibal Lector, a confined psychopathic killer, to profile a missing person's kidnapper and serial killer. As she comes closer to lector, she shows sign of nervousness. Will she still seek his help to complete the job?

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This is one of the best horror thrillers that I ever seen.

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One of the better thrillers to have been made, everyone should see it.

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This chilling and moody horror film gives us not one, but two classic movie villains. Ted Levine's Jamie Gunn is a frightful mess of creepy weirdness. Anthony Hopkin's Hannibal Lector is a mixture of brutality and sinister smartness. The film has it's share of scares and surprises, but it is Hopkins's unsettling performance that gives the film its central scariness. Lector embodies evil and, yet, in this complex film, he is somewhat of an anti-hero - helping Jodie Foster's determined FBI agent to catch an equally dangerous (and free) predator. Silence of the Lambs terrifies while making you think.

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09/19/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Takes a “bite” out of your mind

Well, we all know how extraordinary this movie is. Winner of 5 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins, Best Actress for Jodie Foster and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Jodie Foster plays Agent Starling a trainee in the FBI sent to speak to Hannibal Lector, former psychiatrist and serial killer who ate his victims, hence the nickname “Hannibal the cannibal. Her alignment is to take notes on his behavior and to get him to open up which has proved unsuccessful with past profilers. At the same time Buffallo Bill, a serial killer who leaves his victims skinned, is on the loose and pursued by the FBI and authorities.

Hannibal develops a liking for Starling, and instead of being assessed offers do conduct a criminal profile of Bill which would greatly as...

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10/06/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Doctor Will Eat You Now

Jonathan Demme displays such an ingenuity in the art of suggestion that it is quite possible to emerge from 'The Silence of the Lambs' with a sensation of utter repulsion, despite the fact that, save for a bullet entering a cadaver, not a single act of violence is directly shown (even the infamous escape of the good doctor from the Tennessee constabulary does not actually depict any acts of violence onscreen). That would be impressive in and of itself, but that the film also has in it's creative arsenal the eerie cinematography of the talented Tak Fujimoto (whom would go on to do equally sterling work for the horror genre with the M. Night Shyamalan masterpiece 'The Sixth Sense'), the penetrating Thespianism of Anthony Hopkins, the virginal qualities of Jodie Foster, and the tightness of ...

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08/06/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Buffalo Bill & A Nice Chianti

The Silence Of The Lambs is a 1991 thriller film starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and Ted Levine. It is based on the novel of the same name and won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director (Jonathan Demme), Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Best Actress (Jodie Foster) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally).

Although the movie mainly follows Clarice Starling (Foster), like everyone says, Anthony Hopkins stole the show. His performance is chilling, eerie and well-deserving of the Academy Award he won for this movie.

Jodie Foster kinda annoys me in every movie she's in. I haven't quite figured it out yet, but she still did a good job and also deserved the Oscar she was awarded.

I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner.

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