The Silence of the Lambs

Prepare to enter the mind of a notorious psychopath serial killer by way of 1991's The Silence of the Lambs. This crime, drama, and thriller movie follows a young FBI cadet as she tries to outsmart a ruthless killer with the help of another incarcerated madman. 


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Age rating:
R
Icon Director
Director:
Jonathan Demme
Icon Duration
Duration:
1h 58m
Icon Genre
Genre:
Horror, Thriller

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Product category:
Movie
Icon Release date
Release date:
1991-02-14
Icon Stars
Stars:
Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn

37 comments

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    Anonymous
    November 29, 2017
    "Horror movies try hard to incite fear and terror in viewers, usually bey throwing buckets of blood around and having scantily clad young women make horribly unsafe choices as they half-heartedly try to escape. This movie is terrifying in a special way, it messes with your mind, and the characters seem real. The fear is that the highly cultured and polite character will finally show his evil side, and there is nowhere you can hide from someone who knows so much about you just from looking at you. The acting is amazing, and this movie is the one that I think of when I think of a truly terrifying experience."
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    Anonymous
    March 25, 2019
    "Nice combination of crime, drama, and thriller. I love the character of the young Jodie Foster in here. Her hint of naivety and sense of vulnerability made her acting so brilliant. I think for a drama and thriller movie, a sense of being vulnerable is a must so the audience can totally feel the emotions meant to be felt."
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    Anonymous
    June 21, 2018
    "I love this film! I only got scared 'cause the psycho in this movie was just so scary and weird and freakin' retarded. I never want to ever encounter people like him. It just gives me the creeps. Also, I watched this because Anthony Hopkins is such a brilliant actor and the perfect HANNIBAL LECTER. <3"
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    Anonymous
    June 8, 2017
    "I heard Silence of the Lambs was one of the best scariest movies ever made. I watched it and thought it was a good movie but didn't think it was nearly as scary and great as some people said. Maybe I was expecting too much. Still, I can understand some people thinking it's one of the best movies of all time."
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    Anonymous
    April 17, 2018
    "This book is one of the more interesting things, as it has several themes that people normally wouldn't get involved with, and has spurred more than just a book and a movie; there are cult followings for it, and there are also many references to various parts of the book/movie on the internet."
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    Anonymous
    April 18, 2017
    "I'm not big into psychological thrillers, but even if you're not it's hard to ignore this one. There's very good reason this was a career-making role for Anthony Hopkins, but Jodie Foster shouldn't be undersold either. A movie that will stick with you for a long time."
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    Anonymous
    October 25, 2019
    "Well this can somehow be considered as one of the movies about education in terms of psycology, because psychologically speaking, the movie tackles how human behaves and how it can change through time and situation. This is pretty cool to watch if you're into thriller-kind of movies"
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    Anonymous
    June 26, 2017
    "The Silence of the Lambs has won a number of Academy Awards and also one Golden Globe for Best Actress. Using awards as a lithmus test for best movies of all time could put this film in that category. It also launched one of the most popular horror series in the world."
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  • #9
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    Anonymous
    October 27, 2017
    "Personally I think of Silence of the Lambs as being more of a thriller/suspense movie than a detective movie, but either way it's a fantastic film. It'll keep you on the edge of your seat the whole way through, and the characters are written and acted phenomenally."
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    Anonymous
    November 29, 2017
    "I saw this when it first came out and it is a great movie. It's suspenseful to the very end and I like the way it becomes a battle of wits between Hannibal and Clarice to find the killer. It's very gritty and realistic in it's portrayal of tracking a serial killer."
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  • #11
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    Anonymous
    January 1, 2017
    "While The Silence of the Lambs is critically acclaimed, it is entirely subjective as to whether or not it is one of the best movies of all time. As time passes, the film might feel dated, particularly with regards to its portrayal of gender identity and sexuality."
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  • #12
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    Anonymous
    October 2, 2017
    "I feel like all the excessive sequels and follow ups have soured me a bit on The Silence of the Lambs. I mean to be honest it's still an amazing movie it's just the mystery of it has been dismantled and it's a shame what people do for money."
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  • #13
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    Anonymous
    July 9, 2018
    "This is more of thriller than horror movie but I think that it could work either way. In any case, it's a great movie either way so it's just a matter of pulling at hair but the difference doesn't really matter when the end result is great"
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    Anonymous
    April 22, 2018
    "I think this is a very good idea, and I think this is a great movie also. It's long enough to always keep you in your seat and wondering what is next, and you'll always get that with Silence of The Lambs. I recommend this movie as well."
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    Anonymous
    February 26, 2019
    "I was very young when this was shown so I didn't know that this movie was really a big deal. But upon watching it, it really got me though i'm not a fan of thrillers. Surprised to learn that this actually won Best Picture in the Oscars."
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    Anonymous
    October 2, 2017
    "I love this movie because it is from the Midwest and it is a suspenseful movie that involves a murder. I love movies that involve murders and it is a thriller type movie also. The movie is great I ordered two dvds just to have."
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  • #17
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    Anonymous
    June 21, 2018
    "Silence of the Lambs stand the test of time. It's one of the best psychological thrillers out there and special mention goes to Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins for their extraordinary acting! Definitely recommend this!"
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    Anonymous
    May 29, 2018
    "What a wonderful horrific suspenseful psychological thriller. I was on the edge of my seat the entire film trying to figure out what each character was doing and how they were involved. Great acting and good performances."
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    Anonymous
    June 22, 2018
    "Classic serial killer movie! To date, this is one of the best thriller movies ever created. Cannibal killing at its finest! The characters and the plot itself will leave an imprint after watching. Well done!"
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  • #20
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "Silence of the Lambs - can you say creepy? I didn't like this movie at first since I don't like movies like this but my boyfriend is a fan so I watched the whole set with him. In the end, I became a fan!"
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    Anonymous
    June 12, 2018
    "terrifying movie but it wouldn't have been as frightening without the amazing performance of Anthony Hopkins. he;s the one who really made this movie a scary film! Kudos Mr. Hopkins!"
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    Anonymous
    October 2, 2017
    "This is the creepiest movie of all time. Do you want to be uncomfortable? Do you want to have terrible dreams? Watch this movie! If you like any kind of horror at all this is for you."
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  • #23
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    Anonymous
    June 25, 2018
    "If you are looking for a thrilling film, this one is for you. The Silence of the Lambs gave me chills! Anthony Hopkins is indeed one of the greatest actors of all-time. "
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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2018
    "Will never get tired of watching this film. Every time I watch this it leaves my heart pounding. Plus the actors here are damn good with their acting performance. "
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  • #25
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    Anonymous
    March 15, 2018
    "My all time favorite movie! I remember the first time this movie came out and I was scared to death of Hannibal Lecter. Foster and Hopkins are the best for this movie."
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  • #26
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    Anonymous
    July 4, 2018
    "Tsk tsk tsk I watched the other Hannibal movie with Julianne Moore and can I just say that there will never be anyone who can match up to Jodie Foster's work."
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    Anonymous
    October 27, 2017
    "I do not this that The Silence of the Lambs is comparable to Jigsaw. I did not enjoy watching this movie at all. The only positive is that it was made well."
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  • #28
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    Anonymous
    May 18, 2018
    "The is one of my favorites and a classic. Although, I haven't see A Quiet Place but I know that The Silence of the Lambs is a movie everyone should watch!"
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    Anonymous
    October 19, 2017
    "This is the best horror and terrific movie. It is a great psychological thriller! All the actors play their parts extremely well."
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  • #30
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "My friends recommended it to me. They said it was really good and scary. It's just a 'meh' for me though. "
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  • #31
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    Anonymous
    April 29, 2018
    "This 1991 classic will chill viewers to the bone even today! The greatest horror film since Hannibal, without a doubt."
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    Anonymous
    July 10, 2018
    "Anthony Hopkins is indeed one of the greatest actors of all time. His performance here is amazingly chilling."
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    Anonymous
    March 15, 2017
    "If your goal is to have nightmares or sleepless nights, this is the movie for you. It is a terrifying classic."
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    Anonymous
    June 12, 2018
    "An iconic film when it comes to psycho killers. It will keep you at the edge of your seat. "
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    Anonymous
    December 15, 2017
    "This movie is a classic. Anthony Hopkins is riveting. It's a great movie, though a bit scary."
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    Anonymous
    October 2, 2017
    ""it puts the lotion on it's skin"....nuff said :-)"
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    Anonymous
    May 21, 2018
    "one of the best horror movies ever. classic."
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