Ted Bundy (2001)
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Director Matthew Bright (Freeway) directs this tale of one of the most notorious serial killers in the annals of crime. Standing in stark contrast to the generally accepted view of serial killers, Ted Bundy (Michael Reilley Burke) was intelligent, quick-witted, and handsome. Engaged to a beautiful fiancée who never suspected his murderous tendencies, the feral Bundy develops a taste for murder that ultimately results in the deaths of at least 19 young women through the course of the 1970s. From
Sep 13, 2002 Wide
Oct 1, 2002
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Exploitative and largely devoid of the depth or sophistication that would make watching such a graphic treatment of the crimes bearable.
It's possible that something hip and transgressive was being attempted here that stubbornly refused to gel, but the result is more puzzling than unsettling.
An artsploitation movie with too much exploitation and too little art.
A trashy, exploitative, thoroughly unpleasant experience.
In the end, Ted Bundy's only justification is the director's common but unexplored fascination with the frustrated maniac; there's no larger point, and little social context.
One of the rare movies that spend 100 minutes with someone only to glory in his protracted death.
He was psychothic but somehow I doubt that he was the world's biggest luser...
Instead of accurately accounting a terrible true story, the film's more determined to become the next Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But what about the countless other people who'd merely like to watch a solid tale about a universally interesting soul?
Bright seems alternately amused and disgusted with this material, and he can't help throwing in a few of his own touches.
As Bundy, Michael Reilly Burke (Octopus 2: River of Fear) has just the right amount of charisma and menace.
The feral brilliance of [Michael Reilly Burke's] performance lies in the way he evokes the subtle wrongness beneath the facade that gripped the public imagination.
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