Dahmer Reviews

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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
August 11, 2003
Worth a look, if only for Renner's complex performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
February 19, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 8, 2003
A chilling movie without oppressive gore.
| Original Score: 3.5/4

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 29, 2002
Renner?s face is chillingly unemotive, yet he communicates a great deal in his performance. See it for his performance if nothing else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
November 29, 2002
Director David Jacobson gives Dahmer a consideration that the murderer never game his victims.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 17, 2002
Renner carries much of the film with a creepy and dead-on performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
September 6, 2002
Writer-director David Jacobson and his star, Jeremy Renner, have made a remarkable film that explores the monster's psychology not in order to excuse him but rather to demonstrate that his pathology evolved from human impulses that grew hideously twisted.
August 11, 2002
It's shocking, intense, and totally creepy, yet compelling and sad. Jeremy Renner gives a career-making performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 8, 2002
In Dahmer's pillow game the atrocity is all about existential tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Tom Sime
Dallas Morning News
August 8, 2002
Renner's performance as Dahmer is unforgettable, deeply absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 5, 2002
A subtly creepy, gently disturbing portrait of a genuinely disturbed man...The point of the exercise might not be apparent, but its artistry certainly is.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
July 28, 2002
Less the sensational true-crime hell-jaunt purists might like and more experimental in its storytelling (though no less horrifying for it).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
July 27, 2002
Baby-faced Renner is eerily convincing as this bland blank of a man with unimaginable demons within.
Top Critic
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
July 12, 2002
The movie should be credited with remembering his victims.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rod Armstrong
Reel.com
July 12, 2002
The movie makes for watchable and interesting fare about the darkest side of human nature.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 11, 2002
It lets you brush up against the humanity of a psycho, without making him any less psycho.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
July 10, 2002
Renner ... is extraordinary.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 25, 2003
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Houston Chronicle
August 24, 2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 24, 2002
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