The Silence of the Lambs

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

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Release Date: February 14th, 1991|1 hr. 59 min.

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  • 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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  • October 14, 2009 guitarpro396
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    The greatest thriller/crime-drama/mystery/suspense movie ever! One of the greatest movies ever made. A classic for all generations to behold. Anthony Hopkins has one of the greatest screen performances ever! Fantastically lead by Jodie Foster and amazingly supported by Ted Levine. Smart, creepy, and terrific.

  • July 11, 2008 obigguy456702146
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    I thought it was boring and not as great as people say, but it was alright

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