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Chopper Reviews

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 24, 2001
After about an hour, you realize that Chopper is sordid and bloody with no purpose.
Eric D. Snider
February 12, 2001
There's not nearly enough actual intrigue or suspense to maintain a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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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
Jeremiah Kipp
April 18, 2001
Full of flawed, stylistic overdrive.
| Original Score: 2/5
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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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
May 31, 2001
The ways Read twists and embellishes the truth become progressively less interesting.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 21, 2001
Did you ever feel like you should take a shower after watching a film?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
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-
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
March 11, 2002
| Original Score: 70/100
February 7, 2001
One of the most perplexing movies ever made.
| Original Score: 2/4
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
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
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
April 12, 2001
It's not really worth the price of a visit to the art house, but might be worth a rental.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 13, 2001
Too senseless and contrived to succeed as sociopathic comic opera, let alone as coherent character study.
| Original Score: C-
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 27, 2001
If not quite pornography of violence, it comes sniffingly close.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 18, 2001
U.S. moviegoers probably won't understand what all the hubbub is about.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
June 25, 2001
You wonder why anyone even bothered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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 Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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