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The Silence of the Lambs Reviews

John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Jonathan Demme's hypnotic adaptation of the Thomas Harris novel has a seriousness and intensity that's been entirely lacking in horror movies lately.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 12, 2013
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Hopkins' cumulative screen image is one of civility and decency, and the association adds to the withering, macabre effect of his murderer. It is a remarkably lucid portrait of lunacy.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 12, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Demme comes at Harris' material from another angle: His movie may deal with madness, but his perspective is mercifully sane.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

August 12, 2013
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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It's a gnarled, brutal, highly manipulative film that, at its center, seems morally indefensible.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

August 12, 2013
Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
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Jonathan Demme's thriller is artful pulp -- tabloid material treated with intelligence and care and a weird kind of sensitivity.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

August 12, 2013
Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
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Hopkins' performance may be the film's bravura showpiece, but Foster's goes the whole distance, steadfast, controlled, heartbreakingly insightful, a fine addition to her gallery of characterizations.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 22, 2013
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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Foster's character, who is appealing, is dwarfed by the monsters she is after. I'd rather see her work on another case.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

January 16, 2013
David Ansen
Newsweek
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This is the grandest guignol Hollywood has produced in years.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

October 18, 2008
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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A pretty sharp new thriller.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

October 7, 2008
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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The juiciest part is Hopkins,' and he makes the most of it. Helped by some highly dramatic lighting, actor makes the role the personification of brilliant, hypnotic evil, and the screen jolts with electricity whenever he is on.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 24, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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An accomplished, effective, grisly, and exceptionally sick slasher film that I can't with any conscience recommend, because the purposes to which it places its considerable ingenuity are ultimately rather foul.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 5, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Understandably, much has been made of Hopkins' hypnotic Lecter, but the laurels must go to Levine's killer, admirably devoid of camp overstatement, and to Foster, who evokes a vulnerable but pragmatic intelligence.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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It's a bona fide classic of its kind.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 7, 2005
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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The Silence of the Lambs is pop film making of a high order. It could well be the first big hit of the year.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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For all the unbridled savagery on display, what is shrewd, significant and finally hopeful about Silence of the Lambs is the way it proves that a movie can be mercilessly scary and mercifully humane at the same time.

May 12, 2001
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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There is little doubt that the most memorable aspect of The Silence of the Lambs is Anthony Hopkins' incomparable performance as Lecter.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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A smart, restrained entertainment, it doesn't splash around in blood and hysteria.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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Adroitly directed by Jonathan Demme, it lurks about the exquisite edge of horror, before finally leaping into an unholy maw of bloody bones and self-awareness.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The popularity of Jonathan Demme's movie is likely to last as long as there is a market for being scared.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Demme has created a supremely sensuous and hypnotic thriller, one that's likely to become his first major hit.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

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