The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller


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A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.


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12 January 1999 | pooch-8
Perfectly executed dramatic thriller
The Silence of the Lambs, having accomplished the rare feat of winning all five of the major Academy Award categories, is a remarkable achievement in filmmaking. Gruesome, pulpish material was transformed by dedicated participants on all levels of production, and a film that would have failed in the hands of many others wound up becoming a modern masterpiece. Taut direction and a superb screenplay might be the best arguments for the film's power, but the flashiest are certainly delivered in the bravura performances of Hopkins and Foster. Their interplay -- and remember, they only share a handful of scenes together -- is nothing short of riveting.

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,766,814 18 February 1991

Gross USA:

$130,742,922

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$272,742,922

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