The Silence of the Lambs Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 13

Average Rating: 3.4/4

# of Ratings: 1733

Theatrical Release Date: 02/14/1991

Language: English

Genre: Thriller, Horror

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Jonathan Demme

Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Anthony Heald, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Franke Faison

Plot: 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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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/28/2019

The only horror film to win Best Picture, "Silence of the Lambs" is psychologically petrifying and features Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins at their very best.

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SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/2018

Maybe the most intelligent American thriller of the modern era. One of the best horror films as well. 88/100

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/30/2014

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

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Takes a “bite” out of your mind

Terry - wrote on 09/19/2016

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 …


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The Doctor Will Eat You Now

SIngli6 - wrote on 10/06/2011

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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Buffalo Bill & A Nice Chianti

Somap4 - wrote on 08/06/2011

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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