Silence of the Lambs, The

Lists: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Crime / Heist, Psychological Thrillers, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 1990s, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999, Classics

Brief Synopsis: "FBI trainee Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. Unfortunately, her Faustian relationship with Lecter soon leads to his escape, and now two deranged killers are on the loose."

Overall Ranking: 156 (Rank from 1991: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 80%
Regular 15%
Half-Popped 5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews100
Minnesota Man100 - Perfect
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Darren of Movie Reviews 10198(full review)
David Baruffi97
Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews95(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik95
Mountanto95(full review)
Colin Flanagan92.6 - Lets just say I would have put the lotion on the skin.
Thomas Pollock90
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less90(full review)
Gorgon Reviews88
Dave Examines Movies87(full review)
Bryan Lienesch87 - It's rare that a thriller is, at the same time, both genuinely creepy and compelling. Ultimately, that's what makes The Silence of the Lambs special.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85
Jay of Life Vs Film80(full review)
Morgan On Media80(full review)
Sean Kelly80(full review)
Annwyn S50

People Involved

  • Jodie Foster (Clarice Starling)
  • Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Hannibal Lecter)
  • Anthony Heald (Dr. Frederick Chilton)
  • Scott Glenn (Jack Crawford)
  • Ted Levine (Jame Gumb, "Buffalo Bill")
  • Frankie Faison (Barney Matthews)
  • Kasi Lemmons (Ardelia Mapp)
  • Brooke Smith (Catherine Martin)
  • Don Brockett (Friendly Psychopath in Cell)
  • Chuck Aber (Agent Terry)
  • Tracey Walter (Lamar)
  • Obba Babatund√ɬ© (TV Anchorman)
  • Diane Baker (Senator Ruth Martin)
  • Roger Corman (FBI Director Hayden Burke)
  • Charles Napier (Lt. Boyle)
  • Brent Hinkley (Officer Murray)
  • David Early (Spooked Memphis Cop)
  • Chris Isaak (SWAT Commander)
  • Daniel von Bargen (SWAT Communicator)
  • John Hall (State Trooper)
  • George A. Romero (FBI Agent in Memphis)
  • Ted Monte (FBI Agent)
  • Jonathan Demme (Director)
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