The Jeffrey Dahmer Files Reviews

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Super Reviewer
February 17, 2014
Interesting experimental documentary about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer uses recreation and archival footage to tell the events of the capture of the depraved killer. Although not very long, The Jeffrey Dahmer Profile is an interesting film, and it is one that is shocking from start to finish because Dahmer's crimes were despicable. The cast do a good job in the reaction parts, and some of the footage used, is quite disturbing, but necessary in order to tell a broad story of Dahmer's crimes. Viewers interested in the subject will surely find this a fascinating viewing experience, and one that you won't forget. The Jeffrey Dahmer Profile is not for everyone, but to those interested in the subject, this is a must watch. As a documentary, the film works well, but it's far from be8ing a standout in the genre. I would say that this is a good movie, but considering its run time, it doesn't really go in depth about the subject of Dahmer. Fo9r a short film, it gives you an idea of what happened, but it does feel a little light. The recreations are well done, and work well, but a straight forward documentary would have been better. Since this one recreates most of the events for the duration of the film, I think that this film could have benefited from a more realistic approach to9 the events by documenting the facts with actual interviews from those involved in the case. The film works to a certain degree, but in the long run it could have been a much better movie as well. As it is, it's good, but it could have been better as well.
½ August 4, 2013
A riveting and quietly unsettling blend of interviews and fictionalized re-enactments of his daily life (not the murders), The Jeffrey Dahmer Files takes a look at the quiet neighbor whose apartment became an abattoir of horrors.
August 4, 2014
An interesting albeit lightweight documentary.
March 24, 2014
Top chef, top Jeff <3
June 29, 2013
An incredibly well made documentary about one of America's most infamous serial killers. Not only do the three interviewees have extremely interesting stories to tell, the narrative is filmed in such a chilling way that it is the most disturbing form of simple film-making I have ever seen. This documentary makes the story of Dahmer feel even more gruesome by leaving many things up to the viewer's imagination, even though the story is well known.
October 7, 2013
Despite an interesting killer, The Jeffrey Dahmer Files gets trapped in a bunch of interviews that does not give a fresh view about the subject.
½ February 3, 2013
It has some interesting facts, but it's not nearly as compelling as it should be
July 25, 2013
Well made docu-drama that splices interview segments of people who had connections with Dahmer (the neighbor, the detective, the forensic officer) with recreations of what life must have been like for Dahmer. The recreations are ok but mostly mundane (no bloodletting here gorehounds) but the interviews do contain grisly details that would make this film not for kiddies (which is what you expect from a film called "The Jeffrey Dahmer Files"). Well worth seeking out for the curious. Talks about Dahmers impact on the Milwaukee community at large making it another victim of the killings. Interesting, fast paced, and mostly compelling.
½ July 23, 2013
This documentary takes the point of views of people who were effected by Dahmer's murder. It focuses on his neighbor, a forensic scientist, and a police chief. Their stories are fascinating and macabre enough. He reenactments that actually show very little were not needed.
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