The Silence of the Lambs Trailer & Clips


The Silence of the Lambs full movie is released on Feb 14, 1991. Watch The Silence of the Lambs online - the English Crime movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $272,742,922. The Silence of the Lambs is directed by Jonathan Demme and created by Thomas Harris with Jodie Foster and Lawrence A. Bonney. The Silence of the Lambs is available online on Amazon Prime Video and fuboTV.

F.B.I. trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) works hard to advance her career, while trying to hide or put behind her West Virginia roots, of which if some knew, would automatically classify her as being backward or white trash. After graduation, she aspires to work in the agency's Behavioral Science Unit under the leadership of Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn). While she is still a trainee, Crawford asks her to question Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Sir Anthony Hopkins), a psychiatrist imprisoned, thus far, for eight years in maximum security isolation for being a serial killer who cannibalized his victims. Clarice is able to figure out the assignment is to pick Lecter's brains to help them solve another serial murder case, that of someone coined by the media as "Buffalo Bill" (Ted Levine), who has so far killed five victims, all located in the eastern U.S., all young women, who are slightly overweight (especially around the hips), all who were drowned in natural bodies of water, and all who were stripped of large swaths of skin. She also figures that Crawford chose her, as a woman, to be able to trigger some emotional response from Lecter. After speaking to Lecter for the first time, she realizes that everything with him will be a psychological game, with her often having to read between the very cryptic lines he provides. She has to decide how much she will play along, as his request in return for talking to him is to expose herself emotionally to him. The case takes a more dire turn when a sixth victim is discovered, this one from who they are able to retrieve a key piece of evidence, if Lecter is being forthright as to its meaning. A potential seventh victim is high profile Catherine Martin (Brooke Smith), the daughter of Senator Ruth Martin (Diane Baker), which places greater scrutiny on the case as they search for a hopefully still alive Catherine. Who may factor into what happens is Dr. Frederick Chilton (Anthony Heald), the warden at the prison, an opportunist who sees the higher profile with Catherine, meaning a higher profile for himself if he can insert himself successfully into the proceedings.

As know as:

Sự Im Lặng Của Bầy Cừu, Мълчанието на агнетата, 양들의 침묵, Ammahit Mai Ngiap, Þögn Lambanna

Release Date:

Feb 13, 1991

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 21, 2001


United States


English, Latin

Stream Service:

Orion Pictures

Production Companies:

Strong Heart/Demme Production, Orion Pictures

Official Site:

Official Facebook

Gross worldwide:



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., Prepare yourself for the most exciting, mesmerising and terrifying two hours of your life!, To enter the mind of a killer she must challenge the mind of a madman., May The Silence Be Broken!!, From the terrifying best seller


Jay Scott
Globe and Mail
A failure that is a function of its success.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 07, 2022
Kathy Huffhines
Detroit Free Press
Throughout the movie, Demme gets across more terror than a dozen Friday the 13ths by showing not the horrifying thing itself but the faces of people looking at horror.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 23, 2022
Jim Emerson
Orange County Register
The Silence of the Lambs is something exceedingly rare and invaluable in movies these days: an accomplished, intelligent -- and genuinely scary -- thriller.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 23, 2022

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