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The Silence of the Lambs


Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine View All


Jonathan Demme (Director), Ted Tally (Screenplay) View All

Released: Feb. 13th, 1991
Runtime: 1 hour, 58 minutes
FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. but her Faustian relationship with Lecter soon leads to his escape, and now two deranged killers are on the loose.
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Reviewed by

Steve Freeling
It was probably due to the fact that, like the movie's protagonist, I don't "spook easily," and many so-called "scary" movies, including this one, never scared me, but (many of them) definitely thrilled me.
It's also not hard to see how much it changed the game for thrillers since its release, which ironically just makes it feel like a slightly above-average thriller in the process.
Clarice must first try and gain Lecter's confidence before he is to give away any information. This film really gets people talking in many ways. Firstly is the pacing of the plot. Its pitch perfect in many ways.