The Silence Of The Lambs
- Genre: Horror
- Film running length: 118 min
(excl trailers and advertisements)
- UK Release Date: 31/5/1991
- Directed by: Jonathan Demme
- Country: United States
- Language: English
- Distributor: Carlton Rfd
Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney
A young FBI agent (Jodie Foster) must match wits with a psychopathic, cannibalistic serial killer.
The FBI are on the trail of a brutal killer, and in order to catch him, they enlist the help of Hannibal ‘The Cannibal’ Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a convicted killer. Clarice Starling (Foster), a young trainee agent, is sent in to interview him, but before he will reveal any information, she must gain his confidence and reveal traumatic episodes from her past.
The Silence Of The Lambs: Average guest rating breakdown (across UK & Ireland):
Total ratings: 52
Average rating: 4.4
Latest customer review (from a total of 1 review):
What Can I Possibly Say About This Film In 250 Words?!?
The film has an eerie presence that leaves you loving Hannibal no matter his crimes. The psychology behind this master piece utilises the fear in humanity while showing amazing character development. With historic camera work and twists that would make your teeth shiver – you simply can’t go wrong. This film is historic to its industry and for me, is up there in the top ten horror movies of all time.
If not simply because of the fact it shows a cannibal in such a different light or because you are entranced into Clarice Starling’s world or hypnotised by the words of Dr. Hannibal Lecter it will grab you for the use of gore in a unique sense. It’s not thrown at you violently but laid on a silver platter only for you and placed ever so perfectly before you to examine. Afterwards you will be left wonder if you will be “having an old friend for dinner”.
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