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Boring movie don't waist your time watching this movie no gore 2 hours of my time wasted hoping it would get better it did not it ended with him going to therapy seriously therapy what kind of ending is that if i could give this film zero stars i would f-
Easily the best of the first look media productions low budget straight to video serial killer biopics of the early 2000s. Renner’s performance is absolutely brilliant and twisted.
Probably not Hawkeye's proudest moment. LOL but he did his best, unfortunately he didn't fit the part. Even the production is that of a B movie.
This film was really interesting. I kinda wish it would have told the story of Jeffrey Dahmer just a little bit more, but the acting was pretty good, however not a movie I'd watch again. 57%
It was creepy but more of a drama of a day in his life.
2.5/5.0 stars - Grade: C
Painful to watch- but true
This is one of those disappointing films where you see can all the talent, but it's not living up to its potential.
The performances are great, but the film itself has multiple issues. For one, it has a made-for-tv banality to it; strong language is as transgressive as it ever gets. In a film that is supposed to be about sex, violence and madness, the clothes stay on, there's less blood than a dentist visit and not only are the character insights wholly incomplete and distant, but you never actually see more than bad moods and mundane reactions.
In this movie, Dahmer isn't an introvert driven to extremes of serial murder, dismemberment, cannibalism and personal hell. He is simply an unfortunate, morose witness to his own grim hobby. The flashbacks never form a full story arc, and by the end, you're wondering "where the hell is the rest of the story?".
Nor is there any strong thread or progression of events that form an evolution of the insanity, its simply a series of events. It's as flat of a story-board as I have ever seen from a production that clearly had the means to create more tension and character but never delivers.
Instead, but for a few exceptions, the cinematography has the shallow, dull perspective of a day-time soap than a full film that had the chance to delve into an incredible story of madness, self rejection and isolation, and wastes good acting producing a g-rated comic strip with trite angles, dull tempo and no real closing. One gets the sincere impression that the beginning of the movie had a lot more thought put into it, but the finished product was finished on the fly.
Theres not enough information to call it biographical. There isn't any gore to call it horror. There isn't any fright whatsoever to call it a thriller. There's too many prudish fig leaves to call it transgressive. And the pace and framing is too trite to call it unique.
This had so much potential, and god knows the actors did their best with so little context. But ultimately, there is no shock, no mystery, no evolution, no horror, no scare and no libido. If you bleep the language less than a dozen times, its perfectly suited to day-time tv.
No one is going to watch this and feel afraid of Dahmer, but neither will they find his thinking deserving of curiosity nor sympathy. It's set up to show one trying day laced with flashbacks, but all your left with is an unhappy man having a tiresome day.
Jeremy Renner's easily the best thing about this. His Dahmer contains just enough tragic listlessness that you can see why people wouldn't suspect him of anything more serious than traffic violations, even when he starts to get creepy. The problem is the film never does anything with that. Instead, after a creepy first twenty minutes where we learn how he operates, it focuses entirely on Dahmer alone in his apartment with a victim he lured in. It never knows what to do with this, being neither particularly exploitative nor clinical crime drama, and there's little tension. In the end they cut away before any of the dramatic stuff happens, like the arrest and trial. Apart from Renner there's nothing worth seeing here. It's just another boring flick taking advantage of a real horror story.
A fascinating and captivating movie if you're actually interested in the subject. I found it brilliant.