The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

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Oscar winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay. The classic thriller starring Anthony Hopkins as manipulative serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter - one of movies great villains - and Jodie Foster as the FBI cadet who is interviewing him for help on catching another killer.

1991Rating: R16, contains content may disturb115 minsUSA
ThrillerClassic
Director:
Jonathan Demme ('Philadelphia', 'The Manchurian Candidate', 'Rachel Getting Married')
Cast:
Anthony HopkinsScott GlennJodie FosterKasi Lemmons

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The Silence of the Lambs | Awards

Award Winner
Best Film, Best Actor (Hopkins), Actress (Foster), Director, Adapted Screenplay at the 1992 Academy Awards. Best Actor (Hopkins), Actress (Foster) at the 1992 BAFTA Awards. Silver Bear winner at Berlin Film Festival 1991. Best Actress (Foster), Golden Globes 1992.

The Silence of the Lambs | Reviews

95%145 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The popularity of Jonathan Demme's movie is likely to last as long as there is a market for being scared.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The Silence of the Lambs is pop film making of a high order.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A first unmissable, then enduring, but always unmissable classic.

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Variety

Variety

The juiciest part is Hopkins,' and he makes the most of it.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Hopkins' performance is spectacularly unnerving...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Anthony Hopkins' performance as Lecter is an uproarious technical masterpiece.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

It's stylish, intelligent, audacious rather than shocking, and stolen by a suave monster you'll never forget.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

A smart, restrained entertainment, it doesn't splash around in blood and hysteria.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

It proves that a movie can be mercilessly scary and mercifully humane at the same time.

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The Silence of the Lambs | Release Details

The Silence of the Lambs is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.