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Chopper Reviews

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May 24, 2001
After about an hour, you realize that Chopper is sordid and bloody with no purpose.
February 12, 2001
There's not nearly enough actual intrigue or suspense to maintain a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
April 18, 2001
Full of flawed, stylistic overdrive.
| Original Score: 2/5
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
May 31, 2001
The ways Read twists and embellishes the truth become progressively less interesting.
May 21, 2001
Did you ever feel like you should take a shower after watching a film?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 15, 2001
As the film quickly loses perspective of Chopper Read's alleged crimes and lifestyle, it begins to slowly glorify him as an icon of self-made celebrity.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 11, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 70/100
February 7, 2001
One of the most perplexing movies ever made.
| Original Score: 2/4
February 7, 2001
The film is not much more than a loose compilation of events, and so, we never get a sense of a larger story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 12, 2001
It's not really worth the price of a visit to the art house, but might be worth a rental.
April 13, 2001
Too senseless and contrived to succeed as sociopathic comic opera, let alone as coherent character study.
Read More | Original Score: C-
April 27, 2001
If not quite pornography of violence, it comes sniffingly close.
May 18, 2001
U.S. moviegoers probably won't understand what all the hubbub is about.
June 25, 2001
You wonder why anyone even bothered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
July 20, 2001
At first it's shocking. For a while it's grimly amusing. After that it gets simply repetitive.
August 7, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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