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Summary In pursuit of one serial killer, ambitious FBI student Clarice Starling (Foster) is forced to enlist the aid of another notorious killer, the incarcerated ex-psychiatrist known as "Hannibal the Cannibal" Lecter (Hopkins).

The Silence of the Lambs

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Summary In pursuit of one serial killer, ambitious FBI student Clarice Starling (Foster) is forced to enlist the aid of another notorious killer, the incarcerated ex-psychiatrist known as "Hannibal the Cannibal" Lecter (Hopkins).

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 20 Critic Reviews
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10% Mixed
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0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 20 Critic Reviews
86
90% Positive
18 Reviews
10% Mixed
2 Reviews
0% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 869 User Ratings
8.7
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3% Mixed
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3% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 869 User Ratings
8.7
94% Positive
818 Ratings
3% Mixed
26 Ratings
3% Negative
25 Ratings

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Production Company Strong Heart/Demme Production, Orion Pictures
Release Date Feb 13, 1991
Duration 1 h 58 m
Rating R
Tagline Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Brilliant. Cunning. Psychotic. In his mind lies the clue to a ruthless killer. - Clarice Starling, FBI. Brilliant. Vulnerable. Alone. She must trust him to stop the killer.
Academy Awards, USA
• 5 Wins & 7 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
• 1 Win & 5 Nominations
Awards Circuit Community Awards
• 8 Wins & 14 Nominations