The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

DVD - 2004
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An FBI cadet must confide in an imprisoned serial killer to capture a killer. Best Actor Anthony Hopkins, Best Actress Jodie Foster, Best Director Jonathan Demme.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, [2004]
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9780792861409
079286140X
Branch Call Number: DVD ACTION SIL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 28, 2017

FBI agent Clarice Starling must seek help from a serial killer to catch another homicidal maniac who skins his prey. A lot like the movie 'Se7en', it truly is a thrill ride and creates the infamous character Hannibal Lector. The superb acting, it was great for a movie made in the early 90s.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Calvacade
Apr 27, 2017

Silence of the Lambs truly deserves all the praise it gets and more. It has an excellent attention to detail that you don't see too often. Also it has memorable and interesting characters, including one of the most thought provoking horror characters ever, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Anthony Hopkins does a top notch performance of the manipulative psychiatrist who's mere existence blurs the lines between intellect and savagery.

Marinetti Apr 27, 2017

What can be said that hasn't been already? Though this movie often gets labeled a "psychological thriller" to reconcile its Oscar wins, this is as true a horror film as you can watch--it's truly, genuinely horrifying. The grotesque artistry these serial killers display is undeniably unsettling, but the emphasis on close-up shots, on facial recognition of the terror at hand, gives the proceedings a very personal sense of terror. You'll come watch for Anthony Hopkins' legendary turn as one of cinema's most iconic, imitated villains, but you'll stay for Jodie Foster's underappreciated work as Clarice--this is the sort of sensitive but steely, energetic but nuanced movie-star performance you only hear about in fairy tales.

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akirakato
Apr 27, 2017

This is a 1991 American horror-thriller directed by Jonathan Demme, adapted by Ted Tally from the 1988 novel of the same name by Thomas Harris.
It shows the character of Dr. Hannibal Lecter---a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer.
A young U.S. FBI trainee (Jodie Foster) seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) to apprehend another serial killer, known only as "Buffalo Bill".
It is a thrilling, terrifying and entertaining piece depicted between psychological study and all-out horror.

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TheeAvebury
Apr 26, 2017

A taut thriller, 'Silence of the Lambs' is one of the most gripping cinematic experiences out there. With the help of a devilishly good performance from Hopkins, a kinetic pace, and a potent script, 'Lambs' has easily crafted its place in cinematic history.

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Maoisdead
Jan 23, 2017

I never give five stars except for classics, but this film has held up over the years and has become a true classic, in my opinion. Yes, it has some disturbingly violent scenes and it deals with some of the dregs of humanity. And yet, by shining the light in those dark corners where the human cockroaches live, it shows us what it can mean to be human if we are not afforded a decent upbringing or help when mental health issues *begin*, rather than when they get out of hand. It also raises the question of whether some people are just born evil and are beyond redemption.

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DASTardlyGal
Jan 18, 2017

I saw this movie when it first came out. Scared me to death. Didn't understand a lot of things, like it was assumed the audience should already know things. Read the book. Scared me, because of the fact that stuff like this can happen. I had a like/didn't like response to the book. Last year, decided to see the movie again. O! M! G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How twenty years certainly changes things and outlooks. The movie seemed overly melodramatic, and, well, overly melodramatic. Still didn't understand the things that I didn't understand that I didn't understand back then, and I READ the book. I can't believe that this movie scared me out of my wits and kept me up at nights. I can't believe this movie won all the awards it did, all the acclaim it did, all the everything about it. Hokie, hoakie, however you spell it, this is the only way I can describe this movie. What a waste of my time now, and all these years, thinking it was such a good movie. Oh, well. I don't like it, but thousands do. That is the point of movies, music, art and literature. What some love, others don't. Just had to put my two cents in. I could go on, but it would be redundant in my dismay of this movie and how HOKIE/HOAKIE and overly melodramatic it was.

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alicat1
Jan 15, 2017

This movie was only the third ever to receive the "Big 5" Oscar sweep.
This 2-disc set includes the movie and a second disc of deleted scenes, outtakes, and several wonderful features and documentaries about the creation from page to screen. Did you know that Lector's "fava bean" line (with the accompanying mouth noise of ffffffff) was an ad-lib by Anthony Hopkins? Excellent adaptation of the book!

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JihadiConservative
Nov 19, 2016

8/10

Slightly overrated, just slightly. My main complaint with the movie is over focus on the weird trans/cross serial killer guy. The highlight of this movie by FAR is Anthony Hopkins portrayal of Hannibal--it is perfect, and some of the best acting I have ever seen. All the scenes involving this character was amazing, I just wish there was more of them. Jodie Foster did a great job. Overall, the acting was great, story was good, a lot of suspense but it didn't stay with me unlike other thrillers such as Se7en.

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Triple_X_Rex
Sep 25, 2016

Totally laughable serial killer movie from 1991 that certainly takes itself way too seriously. I mean, can you believe this one's even got an "intellectual" cannibal who (get this!) tries to take bites out of people who are still very much alive!.... Ha! Spare me!

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Violence: Very horrifying and disturbing scenes with lots of blood.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Violence: Contains some very violent and bloody scenes.

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icerider
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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

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icerider
Jul 04, 2008

Well, Clarice - have the lambs stopped screaming?

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