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Ever wonder about the accuracy of movies portraying the pursuit of justice? Well, same. So Entertainment Weekly: The Show host Lola Ogunnaike brought in a trio of real-life special agents to rate certain crime capers in a segment called “FBI or F’n B.S.?”
First up was Silence of the Lambs, which Former Assistant Special Agent in Charge (how’s that for a title?) Don Borelli says is somewhat accurate. “The FBI does have profilers that look at serial killers, which was Jodie Foster’s role,” he says. “They’re very seasoned.”
Other films to pass muster were Black Mass and Wolf of Wall Street, and when it came to the slightly more outlandish X-Files, all three agents were in agreement. “Oh, that’s real,” Borelli says, in jest. “I can’t tell you how many aliens we’ve interviewed.”