The Silence of the Lambs

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Thriller that made the serial killer a superstar.

R 1991 118 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 39 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 136 reviews

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age 17+

Iconic Horror flick that is too disturbing for kids

This film is an iconic horror film that is still scary even today. It's not so much in your face scary as it is disturbing. I didn't rate it 17 plus for violence because there are only a few very violent scenes and almost no language. I rated it 17 plus because the story is just so disturbing and complex. It's not as disturbing as Saw or the Human Centipede, but it still does have a certain scariness to it in the sense that this could actually happen in the real world, and many things like it have happened. Wait until your child is at Least 16 if not 17 to watch it, and definitely don't watch it with mom.
age 15+
This movie has a few gory scenes and it contains pictures of murdered victims without their skin. The plot is interesting and Hopkins is an excellent actor ( his character looks extremely dangerous and smart) Enjoy!!!

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