The Silence of the Lambs Poster

The Silence of the Lambs

Release Date: February 14th, 1991

R|1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary
Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

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Genres: Thriller, Crime drama

Distributor: Orion Pictures

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • The superbly crafted suspense thriller…slams you like a sudden blast of bone-chilling, pulse-pounding terror. show more

  • Though the film's subject matter is grisly, the electricity between Foster and Hopkins during their prison tête-à-têtes could power every maximum-security prison in this country. show more

  • The interplay between Starling and Lector as they share an indefinable, dark understanding gives the film its unforgettable and unsettling power. [14 February 1991, Daily Notebook, p.E1] show more

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