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Chopper Reviews

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

After about an hour, you realize that Chopper is sordid and bloody with no purpose.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

May 24, 2001
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

There's not nearly enough actual intrigue or suspense to maintain a feature film.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C

February 12, 2001
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It's a great style, it's a fabulous performance, but it never quite finds what it's searching for.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/5

June 11, 2001
Jeremiah Kipp
Filmcritic.com

Full of flawed, stylistic overdrive.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

April 18, 2001
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A slickly done fictionalized biopic with an explosive character giving an entertaining performance, and it's nothing more than that.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

December 26, 2001
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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The ways Read twists and embellishes the truth become progressively less interesting.

May 31, 2001
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Did you ever feel like you should take a shower after watching a film?

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: C-

May 21, 2001
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

As the film quickly loses perspective of Chopper Read's alleged crimes and lifestyle, it begins to slowly glorify him as an icon of self-made celebrity.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: C-

April 15, 2001
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 70/100

March 11, 2002

One of the most perplexing movies ever made.

| Original Score: 2/4

February 7, 2001
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies

The film is not much more than a loose compilation of events, and so, we never get a sense of a larger story.

Full Review Source: Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: 2/4

February 7, 2001
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

It's not really worth the price of a visit to the art house, but might be worth a rental.

April 12, 2001
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Too senseless and contrived to succeed as sociopathic comic opera, let alone as coherent character study.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

April 13, 2001
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

If not quite pornography of violence, it comes sniffingly close.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

April 27, 2001
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

U.S. moviegoers probably won't understand what all the hubbub is about.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

May 18, 2001
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

You wonder why anyone even bothered.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

June 25, 2001
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The film is really much ado about very little because it takes no stand and gives little insight into the Chopper's psyche , all while too carefully catering to his machinated media image.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C

July 12, 2001
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

At first it's shocking. For a while it's grimly amusing. After that it gets simply repetitive.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

July 20, 2001
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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You cannot look away from him. The performance is so . . . strange.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 1, 2001
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
May 25, 2001
David Stratton
Variety
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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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August 9, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Danny Leigh
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Gaby Bila-Gunther
Senses of Cinema
May 17, 2001
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
November 24, 2001

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March 24, 2002

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February 9, 2006

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