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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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Movie Star

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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07/22/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Silence of the Lambs review

One of the greatest suspense thrillers created in my opinion. You have a female FBI cadet Clarice Sterling (Jodie Foster), a sometimes cooperative Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) and a heinous criminal named Buffalo Bill (Jame Gyumb).

You can never flinch from the tense drama when Clarice and Hannibal converse. One cannot imagine that such a human being can torture women for personal gratification. The mood of the film is dark, yet it depicts the classical films that Alfred Hitchcock has invented. Elements of mystery and intellect were used to make the picture riveting. Of course, you have 2 powerhouse talents in Jodie and Anthony, their screen chemistry is unblemished. The soundtrack was also genius, Buffalo Bill dancing in front of the camera or Hannibal listening to classi...

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05/22/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Quid pro quo. I tell you things, you tell me thing

The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 psychological horror thriller directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn and Ted Levine. It is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris, his second to feature Dr. Hannibal Lecter, brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. In the film, Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee, seeks the advice of the imprisoned Lecter on catching a serial killer known only as "Buffalo Bill". The film won the top five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Screenplay. The Silence of the Lambs is only the third (and most recent) film to win the five most prestigious Academy Awards (after It Happened One Night, 1934 and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975).
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12/27/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Dark, deceptive, and completely brilliant

Silence of the lambs is one of the scariest movies of all time because of the way Anthony Hopkins portrays Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter, people think killers look like say Charles Manson but in silence Dr Lecter is an intelligent cunning physiatrist bent on playing games like a spider plays with a fly, Mr Hopkins quiet chilling portrayal of the mad doctor is perfect, Jodie Foster as the fresh faced FBI Agent Clarice Starling is the perfect plaything for the doctor, Ted Levine playing Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb is an actor I have never heard of before this movie but I can never see him in anything with out thinking of his role in silence. The writing was perfect, the acting was first rate, the directing of this movie keeps you wondering what will happen next and when it comes you want ...

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11/05/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review - The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

When Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) took on the case to get help from psychotic cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) to take down an equally psychotic murderer known as Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine), she didn't realize just how much Hannibal could get into her head. As she tries to solve the mystery of Buffalo Bill, she is being solved herself by the made doctor in the Best Picture winning film, "The Silence of the Lambs."

I'm honestly not sure how to explain how I feel about this film. I believe it is a good movie, but I believe there were enough things in it to make it be considered a bad movie. I do not believe it should have won Best Picture, personally, and I have a strong feeling the only reason it won was because of Hopkins and Foster.

The acting in this film is great....

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