The Silence of the Lambs

1991

Action / Crime / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

661
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 96%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 95%
IMDb Rating 8.6 10 1253943

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Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling
Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Scott Glenn as Jack Crawford
Ted Levine as Jame Gumb
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1 hr 58 min
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1 hr 58 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Aaron_Kyle 9 / 10

Forever a classic

The Silence of the Lambs is a timeless classic, whose more than adequate storytelling never ceases to amaze.

The Silence of the Lambs is one of the most entertaining but least fun films to watch all because of its disturbingly genius atmosphere. It's masterfully acted, especially from Hopkins's side turning this film into a clever and unforgettable masterpiece. Even though Hopkins and Foster don't have much screentime together they still put on a show to remember. Aside from top of the line acting and the directing the script from Ted Tally's (based on the novel by Thomas Harris) is career-defining. From thriller to psychological horror, this movie handles the tone and atmosphere perfectly while switching between the two. In terms of being a psychological horror movie, it does it perfecting as it wraps itself around the viewers' head and proves that gore and blood aren't needed to scare an audience. Surprisingly (and deservedly) this film swooped all five major Oscar categories (Best actor, actress, director, screenplay and picture) even though it was released in February, a whole year before the academy awards.

The Silence of the Lambs is a remarkable feat in film making and you be seen by everyone, a film lover or not. Shocking and suspenseful it is a thrill to behold.

Final Score: 9/10

Reviewed by Aaron_Kyle 9 / 10

A thrill to behold

The Silence of the Lambs is a timeless classic, whose more than adequate storytelling never ceases to amaze.

The Silence of the Lambs is one of the most entertaining but least fun films to watch all because of its disturbingly genius atmosphere. It's masterfully acted, especially from Hopkins's side turning this film into a clever and unforgettable masterpiece. Even though Hopkins and Foster don't have much screentime together they still put on a show to remember. Aside from top of the line acting and the directing the script from Ted Tally's (based on the novel by Thomas Harris) is career defining. From thriller to psychological horror, this movie handles the tone and atmosphere perfectly while switching between the two. In terms of being a psychological horror movie it does it perfecting as it wraps itself around the viewers' head and proves that gore and blood isn't needed to scare an audience. Surprisingly (and deservedly) this film swooped all five major Oscar categories (Best actor, actress, director, screenplay and picture) even though it was released in February, a whole year before the academy awards.

The Silence of the Lambs is a remarkable feat in film making and you be seen by everyone, a film lover or not. Shocking and suspenseful it is a thrill to behold.

Final Score: 9/10

Reviewed by notoriousCASK 10 / 10

One of the Greatest Thrillers of all Time.

The Silence of the lambs is a masterpiece you cannot miss, it's a masterwork of suspense that blends the elements of horror, crime and psychology into one tight and smooth story. It's only the third film in history to win Academy Awards in all the top five categories: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Adapted Screenplay and that implies something about its technical quality as a film. It features expertee level of craftsmanship in all departments of filmmaking, and takes a huge bonus from the exquisite performances put in by its stellar cast.

Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy. FBI agent Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a genius 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 of a serial killer called Buffalo Bill, that murders and skins his victims and that Starling as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to make him help with the case.

The direction by Jonathan Demme is marvelous, as the film introduces its chilling sense of dread and has the audience on the edge of their seats, from the moment Howard Shore's score hits the screen till the end of the film, especially towards the climax with a lot of perfectly crafted suspenseful and nail-biting moments. The editing is perfect as the pace is methodical from start to finish, and each and every sequence is relevant to the story. The cinematography by Tak Fujimoto is also fantastic as it fully succeeds into creating a very dark and brooding atmosphere that captivates as well as terrorize the audience, while also exhibiting excellent camera work that makes heavy use of close-ups which increase the creepiness and tension while also displaying an optimal color palette from start to finish. The script by Ted Tally, also packs a very well structured plot, every character has a well-defined arc, all the themes are smartly addressed, the attention to detail is quite impressive, and the complete story and narrative are perfect.

The performances are also incredible. Jodie Foster as Clarice is absolutely brilliant, and Anthony Hopkins as the genius psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter, gives a chilling and memorable performance that will stand the passage of time as one of the absolute best. Their charisma and instant chemistry makes every scene they share an instant classic. Both the actors gave "once in a lifetime" performances that will stay in film history forever.

In conclusion, the Silence of the Lambs is one of the greatest films ever made and a masterwork of brilliant direction, smart screenplay, splendit camerawork, tight editing, marvelous score and exquisite performances. The film absolutely deserves all the accolades and recognition it gets, for both its contributions to cinema and the immense impact it had on pop culture. This is the quintessential suspence and psychological horror film and a masterpiece that every film lover must see.

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