The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Brilliant. Cunning. Psychotic. In his mind lies the clue to a ruthless killer. - Clarice Starling, FBI. Brilliant. Vulnerable. Alone. She must trust him to stop the killer.

Directed By Jonathan Demme Starring Jodie Foster  •  Scott Glenn  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Ted Levine  •  Brooke Smith Genres Cannibal Film  •  Crime Thriller  •  Crime  •  Police Detective Film  •  Psychological Thriller  •  Serial Killer Film  •  Thriller Studios &
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Hannibal Lecter  •  Academy Award Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Picture Winning  •  The Criterion Collection  •  Orion Pictures  •  National Film Registry  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Saturn Award for Best Horror or Thriller Film Winning  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Horror Films  •  Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Winning  •  Time Out: New York's 50 Most Controversial Movies  •  National Board of Review Award for Best Film Winning  •  New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film Winning  •  Writers Guild of America's 101 Greatest Screenplays
Release Info February 14, 1991
Color  •  118 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (14)

 
gigi

gigi on 9/9/2011 Reply  · 

Why isn't Jodie Foster included in the cast?

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Danny237

Danny237 on 6/3/2015 Reply  · 

Best

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angelcake893

angelcake893 on 11/10/2013 Reply  · 

AMAZING MOVIE <3

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Danny237

Danny237 on 6/3/2015 Reply  · 

Film

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Danny237

Danny237 on 6/3/2015 Reply  · 

Film

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/25/2014 Reply  · 

I agree amazing film

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Danny237

Danny237 on 6/3/2015 Reply  · 

Ever

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

It's a great movie but it is also a little overrated. That's my opinion. I like Hannibal and Buffalo Bill but the movie only kinda chilled me and never left a lasting impression on me.

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Danny237

Danny237 on 6/3/2015 Reply  · 

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Koroy

Koroy on 8/7/2015 Reply  · 

Anthony hopkins gives one of the greatest if not the greatest performance ever IMO

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 8/30/2015 Reply  · 

It's a criterion collection movie...

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LOR13

LOR13 on Tuesday Reply  · 

A classic psychological horror mystery. Great direction and smart use of lighting to enhance the chilling portrait of the diabolical Hannibal Lecter. Hopkins' performance as Lecter, one of the all time great antagonists, is nothing short of amazing. Foster, for her part turns in a great performance as an FBI Trainee assigned to interview Lecter.

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