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The Silence Of The Lambs

8.61 h 58 min1991X-Ray18
In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy whose shrewd analyses of serial killers lands her a special assignment: the FBI is investigating a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill, who kills young women and then removes the skin from their bodies. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr.
Jonathan Demme
Anthony HopkinsJodie FosterScott Glenn
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Ted LevineAnthony HealdKasi LemmonsFrankie R. Faison
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4.8 out of 5 stars

924 global ratings

  1. 84% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 3% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 August 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Silence of the lambs
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Good film, shame on amazon for charging prime members to watch older films. Would have thought that paying for prime membership would have warranted more films to be included in the price
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B. VriendReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 October 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best films of all time
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The film is beautifully shot, the script is absolutely perfect, and the editing is completely top notch. All the actors are so convincing and believable, obviously notably Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, as Clarice and Hannibal respectively. So faithful to the brilliant novel, with the pacing keeping you on the edge of your seat throughout, no scene wasted or prolonged, wanting us to spend more time with the fabulous protagonists and leaving us wanting more.
Ambitious Clarice Starling, a trainee at the FBI - hoping to join John Crawford's Behaviour Unit - is instructed to interview once-celebrated psychiatrist, now serial killer Hannibal "Cannibal" Lector. Clarice is hungry to advance and distinguish herself from her humble origins and to find "Buffalo Bill", a terrifying serial killer killing and skinning women. From the interview onward, brave but vulnerable Clarice is thrust into a race against time when "Buffalo Bill" abducts the daughter of a senator and the FBI have three days to track Bill and save Catherine.
The intriguing, frank relationship between Clarice and Hannibal is what makes this film so unbelievably compelling. Not only the brilliant script and incredibly acting, but the direction and cinematography is second to none. The score is also deeply affecting and profound. I've seen this film at least a dozen times and I get thrills every time. I dare you not to love this film.
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BekkiReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 July 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Suspenseful and well paced
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The classic horror style of leaving the viewer to create their own fear through alluding to grotesque events without showing them in detail really comes through in this film. The subtle hints towards what scare is about to come is excellent and lets the viewer see inside the mind of Hannibal Lecter on several occasions.
The only thing stopping me from giving this a perfect 5 is the whole "transsexual" Buffalo Bill issue. It's a shame the producers didn't alter it so that he merely wanted to create the 'perfect' woman, or something similar as it is even stated in the film that he isn't really trans, that he just hates himself so much he wants to become something completely different. The (now) old school language and attitudes surrounding this issue is what dates the film and shifts its place as a timeless classic.
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GregReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 March 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Utterly Perfect
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An utterly perfect thriller, a psychological dalliance with detail superior to any other. Every watch reveals another layer of thrill and depravity, from the iconic 'Bill' scene - I had not noticed he was wearing scalped victim's hair, to the continued anagrams and codex even in the credits. Flawless in every way.
steve collettReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 January 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great classic film
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First of the trilogy . This is first class . Not seen the others get . But I can't wait.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 January 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Its the original film.
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Great film to watch, sound and picture quality was great. Great value for money and highly recommend it.
ForrestReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 May 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Almost a masterpiece
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More than 40 years ago this would be a 5 star movie. Still it is almost a masterpiece.
IndigoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 March 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Why has it taken me so long to watch it?!
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This is a classic film, beautifully written, scripted, shot and played by the brilliant actor Anthony Hopkins and Actress Jodie Foster. I even had my note book and pen out trying to make some notes putting myself in the FBI seat!
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