The Killing of John Lennon Reviews

September 7, 2011
April 12, 2011
March 21, 2008
It's well-constructed and acted, but mainly just left me feeling like I needed a shower after an exercise in voyeurism surrounding an event that's still hard to watch.
February 15, 2008
Gets inside Chapman's head but never under his skin.
February 15, 2008
Fastidiously researched, dubiously suspenseful character portrait is unable to salvage a lick of hindsight from the tragedy beyond "murderous narcissists are people too."
January 4, 2008
Even if you can forgive [director] Piddington's mangling of the basics, you will find it hard to overlook his frantic use of slo-mo, a wobbly camera, freeze frames, double exposures and a close-up of a single eye.
January 3, 2008
The only revelations in The Killing of John Lennon are those we could have picked up ourselves, assuming we cared enough to do so.
January 2, 2008
Who is the audience here, besides depraved Beatles completists?
January 2, 2008
Piddington does a beautiful balancing act, creating a movie that works both on the level of suspense and as a detailed factual chronicle.
January 2, 2008
Andrew Piddington's devastating re-enactment of events leading up to, including and immediately after the murder is taken from interviews, depositions and court transcripts.