The Silence of the Lambs

(Blu-ray Disc - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Silence of the Lambs
FBI trainee Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman and save her from 'Buffalo Bill, ' a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath, Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal' Lecter, as he used to be a respected psychiatrist. FBI agent-in-charge Jack Crawford believes that the mind manipulator Lecter may have the answers to their questions to help locate the killer. Clarice must try and gain Lecter's confidence before he will give away any information. But, he will only help Clarice if she feeds his morbid curiosity with details from her own complicated life. This twisted relationship forces Clarice not only to confront her psychological demons, but leads her to go face-to-face with the demented killer.

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Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: BLU Drama SILENCE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in


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Here is a chance to fall in love with the young Jodie Foster! She plays a naive FBI cadet that must enlist the assistance of the cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order catch another serial killer. Thomas Harris’s tale on film is not for the faint at heart.

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If you don't like Anthony Hopkins you will be critical of his performance, but you have to admit he's a great actor and Jodie Foster was right there with him.
This movie portrayed what many agents go through trying to catch a serial killer and how detailed they can be with their victims and hunt.
On the other hand a serial killer goes to great lengths just to continue his prowl.
If you like psychological and suspense this is for you.

Excellent! One of the best films to date, and no matter what year, Hopkins and Levine will chill you to the bone with their sadistic and disturbing portrayals of the most unnerving and scariest criminals of horror fiction. And Jodie Foster makes you hold on every second with her brilliant acting of Clarice Starling. AA++++++++++ all the way. One of the best films ever.

Finally got around to watching this, and thoroughly enjoyed it (despite my usual avoidance of horror films). Something in Hannibal's voice and the way he said Clarice's name is what made the character for me-- as well as the frequency with which he repeated her name, as if enforcing control over her.

Though, I don't know if it was an issue with the disc or my DVD player, but unfortunately the movie skipped for several minutes at two parts; once near the beginning, and again at the climax. Disappointing, but not ruinously so.

Feb 17, 2013
  • krystalamanda16 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It wasn't anything special, good story though

Jul 07, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Let's face it here - The Silence Of The Lambs was, indeed, a perfect example of an average-to-mediocre horror story being praised to the high heavens... And, for what?.... Like, c'mon - There really wasn't any sound reason to justify all of the preposterous acclaim that The Silence Of The Lambs has managed to garner for itself.

Jul 07, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It was Anthony Hopkins and his "oh-so" refined and dignified cannibal character who just about totally ruined this film for me.... Hopkins' little "see-all/know-all" (borderline clairvoyant) Hannibal Lecter, with eyes set wide enough to make even Marty Feldman blink, was an absolute joke as far as a movie-psycho goes.

Apr 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Best Hannibal Lector film, but what's more, one of the most fantastic suspense/horror thrillers packed with fantastic performances. Creepy to the core with an obvious villain, an obvious heroine, and .... then there's Hannibal. By no means a good person, but interestingly apt and willing to assist in bite-size portions, in just the right scenarios. Intriguing and worthy of its Best Picture win. Highly recommended.

Oct 21, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Creepy movie.

Jun 18, 2011
  • lasertravis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Pretty much a perfect serial killer/crime drama. If you haven't seen this and like the genre, you will love it. Great acting and story. Graphically violent and gorey. This movie deserved all of it's accolades. Anthony Hopkins as Lecter has become a pop culture icon for the ages.

Apr 17, 2011
  • RichardPaul rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Silence of the Lambs ----
Starring Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine. ----

Excellent Show! ----

Very strong content; both sexual and violence!! ----

A must see! ----


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