Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile Reviews

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June 1, 2019
[The film] is not directed very skillfully. One problem is that Berlinger uses too many songs on the soundtrack, to represent the period of the narrative. Still, the film works as a kind of existential allegory centering on a monster who exudes charisma.
May 29, 2019
This is a movie that's fascinated with Ted Bundy, and entirely uninterested in those whose lives he callously took away.
May 28, 2019
We don't need to see the kinder, gentler side of a deranged, savage serial killer.
May 23, 2019
Efron's transition from teen heartthrob to adult actor has not been smooth, but if he is rightly cast, like in this case, he soars.
May 23, 2019
Efron offers an excellent performance as a character who used his attractiveness and white, middle-class male privilege to wreak havoc.
May 22, 2019
There were great moments, but this is definitely something you don't need to watch at the theater...I wasn't all that interested in it, and I don't want to play into Ted Bunny fever...
May 22, 2019
They get some scenes right...but they really undercut the drama by being so choppy. It's not terrible.
May 20, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is a brilliantly executed film, presenting one of the most intriguing and captivating cinematic representation of this notorious serial killer.
May 18, 2019
Bundy was a master manipulator, and rather than unpack that, Berlinger seems determined to spend two hours letting him manipulate from beyond the grave.
May 16, 2019
You don't walk away from this tale titillated. You don't walk away outraged. You don't walk away shocked. You walk away...empty. And that's exactly how it should be.
May 15, 2019
The movie tells Ted Bundy's story through his girlfriend's eyes. You don't see much of the horror of what he did but only the reaction to it and this weakens the movie
May 15, 2019
For the people who are interested in Bundy, but not invested in the story long enough to dedicate an entire four hours to his tapes, this will serve as an engaging enough vehicle to educate them.
May 15, 2019
The film does nothing to show what made Bundy tick, glamorizing him instead.
May 15, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starts off strong but falls apart in the latter half.
May 14, 2019
A commendable feature of this film is that director Joe Berlinger resists the impulse of glamourising the violence.
May 13, 2019
Efron uses his flinty blue eyes primarily to turn on the charm, but there are a few moments, especially near the end, when they go dark and glowering, indicating not the monster inside, but the utter emptiness-the void into which his victims fell prey.
May 13, 2019
The glossy high-end style of cinematographer Brandon Trost exacerbates the film's eerie superficiality, making it look like a shampoo commercial.
May 10, 2019
Solid performances and assured directing make Extremely Wicked an engaging watch, but it's too close to the glamourising spectacle it's supposed to critique.
May 9, 2019
Is it compelling? Yes. Insightful? No. Respectful? Absolutely not.
May 9, 2019
This film may may not be everybody's cup of tea being largely set within prisons and court rooms. But from a point of view of how a man could con the public and even those close to him for so long, it's a thoroughly fascinating and well-made film.
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