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Dahmer Reviews

August 9, 2002
It's a hellish, numbing experience to watch, and it doesn't offer any insights that haven't been thoroughly debated in the media already, back in the Dahmer heyday of the mid-'90s.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 8, 2002
Renner's performance as Dahmer is unforgettable, deeply absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 12, 2002
The movie should be credited with remembering his victims.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 11, 2002
It lets you brush up against the humanity of a psycho, without making him any less psycho.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 11, 2002
It's difficult to feel anything much while watching this movie, beyond mild disturbance or detached pleasure at the acting.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 10, 2002
Renner ... is extraordinary.
June 24, 2002
Ambitious, unsettling psychodrama that takes full, chilling advantage of its rough-around-the-edges, low-budget constraints.
June 21, 2002
Suffers from a lack of clarity and audacity that a subject as monstrous and pathetic as Dahmer demands.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 21, 2002
As gamely as the movie tries to make sense of its title character, there remains a huge gap between the film's creepy, clean-cut Dahmer (Jeremy Renner) and fiendish acts that no amount of earnest textbook psychologizing can bridge.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 21, 2002
All the more disquieting for its relatively gore-free allusions to the serial murders, but it falls down in its attempts to humanize its subject.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 19, 2002
Jacobson produces a remarkably creepy piece of cinema that disturbs by suggestion, nuance and ambiguity.