The Silence of the Lambs Synopsis
An FBI agent (Jodie Foster) uses one murderer (Anthony Hopkins) to catch another.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The superbly crafted suspense thriller…slams you like a sudden blast of bone-chilling, pulse-pounding terror.
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San Francisco Chronicle

The interplay between Starling and Lector as they share an indefinable, dark understanding gives the film its unforgettable and unsettling...
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USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
A movie with this kind of haunting power comes along only once every decade or so. [20 February 1991, Life, p.11D]
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Mr. Showbiz

Though the film's subject matter is grisly, the electricity between Foster and Hopkins during their prison tête-à-têtes...
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TV Guide

Hopkins plays the cannibalistic doctor with a quiet, controlled erudition, lacing his performance with moments of black humor. His Lecter...
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Austin Chronicle

By Steve Davis
At long, long last: the real thing.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It has been a good long while since I have felt the presence of Evil so manifestly demonstrated as in the first appearance of Anthony...
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By James Berardinelli
Chilling and creepy, and there's no denying that the most celebrated aspect of the film -- the Clarice/Hannibal connection -- could not...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
The plot is squeezed dry in this bloody Valentine from Hollywood and becomes annoyingly predictable. Thriller stumbles on its own success
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
Billed as one of the most frightening, depraved films ever made. Would that it were so. Instead, this is a case of much ado about nothing....
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Silence of the Lambs

By Aleux
I know its odd to rate a movie that is no longer in theaters , but I am bored so I am going to...Silence of the Lambs is and EXTREMLY GOOD movie with great acting , understanding , scenes , plot , and...

First Time Watching on Netflix

By mcgeetothemax
Wow, what an amazing film! Very entertaining and suspenseful throughout. All elements worked together in an amazing fashion that creating this instant classic. Everything worked together: the...

Silence of the Lambs - special event

By mophamis
Wow, what a treat to see this on the Big Screen again - I almost forgot how great a movie it was. Seeing it on the Big Screen after all these years really made the appreciate how great it was....

Scary s**t man!

By redyeah
watching this as a little kid (four or five mind you) I was horrified! Ted Levine still scares the crap out of me. That's why I can't watch Monk. Anthony Hopkins has one of the most brilliant...

the cannabile

By gladiator 12
An exallent Msytery & Suspence film...

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An Oscar winner well made for the most part

By robertlowery15
The Silence of the Lambs is well known and probably most well known Hannibal Lecter film. We meet Agent Starling and the chemistry between her and Dr. Lecter is phenomenal. I think it was pretty good...

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