Branden's Review of Chopper


  • 19 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
    Chopper

    Chopper (2001)

    A lighthearted dramatization depicting a glimpse into the life of one of Australia's best-selling authors. Mark Brandon Read's exploits are just about as unexpected as his authorship. Extremely comical, the man known as "Chopper" lives life devoid of all seriousness, doing as he pleases, even if that means death for some. Eric Bana is incredibly hilarious and believable, and the script is fragmented into some of the more "comical" pieces of Read's life. From beginning to end, a memorable outstanding film. The "news interview" style scenes add a somewhat realistic quality that makes the film almost documentary-like. A riot from the beginning, as Chopper opens the film: "I'm just a normal bloke that likes a bit of torture", to the end scene, where Chopper is left alone in his cell, proud of being featured on prime-time television. The irony ensues...

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