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Chopper Reviews

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
January 18, 2015
It's an all too frequent occurrence to see the phrase 'instant classic' bandied about; Chopper was appropriately adorned with that title.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Regardless of the credibility of Read's exploits, Andrew Dominick has crafted a film that plunges his audience into the depths of Australia's criminal underworld.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
The script for the film is taught, telling the story quickly and with fresh and funny dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 4, 2004
Apesar de soar incompleto, o filme jamais deixa de fascinar graças à atuação magistral de Eric Bana - que, em vários momentos, me fez lembrar do jovem Robert De Niro.
| Original Score: 4/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
July 1, 2003
there is an unexpected melancholy that raises this film . . . into the ranks of a classic tragedy
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 26, 2001
A slickly done fictionalized biopic with an explosive character giving an entertaining performance, and it's nothing more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
August 2, 2001
The fact that Chopper is so engrossing and effective stems from the powerful performance of Eric Bana.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 30, 2001
Worth seeing simply as a flamboyant cinematic exercise that explores the possibilities of the medium in ways you won't have experienced before.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
July 20, 2001
At first it's shocking. For a while it's grimly amusing. After that it gets simply repetitive.
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
July 16, 2001
"tough, provocative and challenging."
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 12, 2001
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 | Original Score: C
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
June 25, 2001
You wonder why anyone even bothered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
June 15, 2001
Bana is electrifying in this plum role.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
June 15, 2001
Chopper plays like a nonfuturistic A Clockwork Orange.
Top Critic
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
June 11, 2001
It's a great style, it's a fabulous performance, but it never quite finds what it's searching for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
June 8, 2001
Chopper is never less than fascinating.
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
June 8, 2001
Marks an impressive debut for Dominik and a revelation of Bana's talent.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 1, 2001
You cannot look away from him. The performance is so . . . strange.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
May 31, 2001
The ways Read twists and embellishes the truth become progressively less interesting.
Nikki Tranter
PopMatters
May 26, 2001
Dominik's presentation of events is original and thought-provoking.
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