The Silence of the Lambs Reviews

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May 19, 2020
[Foster and Hopkins's] scenes together are, to my mind, the best in a recent Hollywood film.
May 12, 2020
This very unsettling chiller has since been elevated to classic status by virtue of the eerie chemistry few would have seen coming from the odd-couple pairing of Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.
April 17, 2020
One of the best films of the nineties, and one of the greatest thrillers in the history of cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 14, 2020
The Silence of the Lambs is supremely suspenseful, deliciously twisted and superbly acted.
February 3, 2020
It is competent melodrama spun off from a fiendishly clever book.
January 27, 2020
Although The Silence of the Lambs is of dubious moral value -- a triumph of technique rather than ideas -- it is not offensive. And as a pure thriller, it ranks with the classics.
October 2, 2019
It's ultimately rather remarkable just how engrossing The Silence of the Lambs remains for the duration of its 118 minute running time...
June 3, 2019
A film far ahead of its time. Maybe even of our time as well. It feels somehow prescient, timeless, a dark portrait of humanity's very worst coupled with the hopeful idea of what we could be.
February 19, 2019
The creator of Something Wild establishes a similarly unpredictable context here, mixing suspense and thrills and even black humor in provocative fashion.
November 17, 2018
It is a masterclass of acting, directing, writing and cinematography, of tonality, of pacing and of emotion.
October 26, 2018
Harrowing, tense, and unforgettable...
October 26, 2018
Hopkins as Lecter is chilling throughout, and he delivers one of the best final lines in movie history.
May 11, 2018
Demme's use of close-ups is remarkable, and not something that's translated into contemporary film language too often anymore: Faces, eyes, hands; they're everywhere, making the suspense personal, and therefore way more frightening.
April 27, 2018
Jonathan Demme's Silence of the Lambs has everything you want in a popular thriller. It's stylish, intelligent, audacious rather than shocking, and stolen by a suave monster you'll never forget.
March 2, 2018
[Jonathan] Demme uses some surprising methods to create a thriller that is cold, baroque and brutal. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 1, 2018
A great movie rarity.
February 28, 2018
The Silence of the Lambs is without a doubt one of the most disturbing thrillers in the history of cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 19, 2018
One of the all-time great thrillers. Demme directs this for maximum suspense, yet the film also works as a multilayered feminist tale, with Foster's resourceful agent emerging as a beautifully conceived character.
February 14, 2018
Hopkins' performance is spectacularly unnerving and should win him future award nominations. Holding her own against Hopkins' hare is Jodie Foster as the tenacious, tortoise-like trainee.
January 3, 2018
Anthony Hopkins is devastatingly demonic in Jonathan Demme's truly horrifying thriller.
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