Foster is FBI cadet Clarice Starling, a woman with ambition, a cum laude degree in psychology, and a traumatic childhood. When a serial killer begins his ugly rounds, the FBI wants psychological profiles from other serial killers and she's sent to collect a profile from one who's exceptionally clever--psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter, a vicious killer prone to dining on his victims. Brilliant performances from Foster and Hopkins, finely detailed supporting characterizations, and elegant pacing from Demme. Some brutal visual effects. Excellent portrayals of women who refuse to be victims. Based on the Thomas Harris novel.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 118 minutes.
Oscars 1991: Actor (Hopkins), Actress (Foster), Adapt. Screenplay, Director (Demme), Picture; AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1991: Actor (Hopkins), Actress (Foster); Directors Guild 1991: Director (Demme); Golden Globes 1992: Actress--Drama (Foster); Natl. Bd. of Review 1991: Director (Demme), Film, Support. Actor (Hopkins); N.Y. Film Critics 1991: Actor (Hopkins), Actress (Foster), Director (Demme), Film; Writers Guild 1991: Adapt. Screenplay.
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