Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer Reviews

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May 21, 2004
The film stands quite chillingly as a final statement from a woman trying to fight her own commodification.
April 23, 2004
A haunting exploration of a ruined and wasted life.
February 13, 2004
[T]his movie literally gave me the chills.
February 13, 2004
Engrossing, educational, amusing and disturbing.
February 13, 2004
Provides an opportunity to study one of history's supposed anomalies: a female serial killer.
February 13, 2004
Does afford a real-life view of Wuornos during the days of her final appeal and her ultimate date with death.
February 13, 2004
Broomfield is too fond of himself by half, and tilts the movie too much toward his personal objections to the death penalty.
February 6, 2004
It does ... make a powerful argument against capital punishment, no matter which side of the debate you happen to take.
January 30, 2004
Her intense denial is fascinating, and extremely sad, to watch.
January 30, 2004
No one should have to endure the life that Aileen Wuornos led, and we leave the movie believing that if someone, somehow, had been able to help that little girl, her seven victims would never have died.
January 29, 2004
Digs into the soul of this abused child, who never got the treatment she needed. Her eyes, radiating madness, will haunt your dreams.
January 29, 2004
Though one can question the movie's quality as a documentary ... Aileen raises such troubling issues that it stays, hellishly, in your mind.
January 14, 2004
It's a far more gripping documentary than Broomfield's 1992 Wuornos film.
January 12, 2004
Even if she skirts the big questions, Wuornos is a riveting presence -- affable and articulate one minute, twitchy and petulant the next.
January 9, 2004
The filmmaker's ego and ethics aside, there's no denying the power of Wuornos' behavior here.
January 9, 2004
The director ... makes a compelling argument that Wuornos never got a fair deal from the legal system and that she should have been spared death because of insanity.
January 8, 2004
Nick Broomfield's documentary, which chronicles the events that led up to the execution of Aileen Wuornos, is an absorbing film, partly because its subject exudes a scary charisma.
January 8, 2004
She was guilty, no doubt, but as this immensely moving film makes clear, Aileen Wuornos was also heartbreakingly human.
January 8, 2004
Might have been a good film, except that Broomfield had the inside track. His films are, ultimately, always about the making of his films.
January 8, 2004
An eloquent case against the death penalty, especially when imposed on the mentally incompetent.
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