The Killing of John Lennon Reviews

September 5, 2018
What Killing lacks in celebrity sparkle, it compensates for in raw ambition and rude chills.
April 4, 2011
July 15, 2009
A well-researched docudrama on the twisted mind of the 25-year-old Mark David Chapman, the nobody who killed John Lennon.
January 2, 2008
Unlike Chapman, The Killing of John Lennon is no phony.
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.
December 25, 2007
A stunning performance by newcomer Jonas Ball in the role of Mark David Chapman, the killer of John Lennon.
December 12, 2007
A pertinent exploration of the relationship between celebrities and their fans in a fame-obsessed world.
December 7, 2007
The power of the film is the way it charts, indeed enacts, a man losing his grip on reality. 4/5
December 7, 2007
There's a feeling of eerie otherworldliness and the murder itself is relished in detail, however the film does lack overall impact
December 7, 2007
You leave the cinema not just saddened anew that such an iconic artist was so pointlessly killed, but amazed that it doesn't happen more often.
December 7, 2007
Unlike shabby exploitation docu-dramas such as Bundy, this is an honest meditation on the warped assassin and his motives and assumes the tension of a thriller as the appointed time approaches.
December 7, 2007
A transfixing recreation of the events that shocked the world.
November 30, 2007
Piddington has pulled off a delicate balancing act, presenting Chapman as an explosive by-product of our celebrity-obsessed times, while resisting the temptation to validate Chapman's own elaborate self-mythologising.