• Released
  • August 3, 2000
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • Drama
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Its dabs of dark comedy and stabs of gore, still rings with a sense of the real. It's electric-charged.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
An impressionistic portrait of the seductive nature of evil.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Pulls no punches - blood flows very freely (including the ear-cutting scene) and black humor abounds.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Too quick to uncritically and unthinkingly accept its subject's rollickingly self-mythologizing take on himself.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Eric Bana's performance suggests he will soon be leaving the comedy clubs of Australia and turning up as a Bond villain or a madman in a special-effects picture. He has a quality no acting school can teach and few actors can match: You cannot look away from him.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
It's Eric Bana, a popular Australian stand-up comic, who justifies our interest with a dazzling performance of blunt humor, unpredictability and an edge of menace.
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63

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
There's an awful lot of kinetic energy to Chopper, and the violence is portrayed as graphically as imaginable.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's galling to see such a low-life canonized in a film, but it's also riveting drama.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
A point is being made about how a criminal creates his own myth, but the ways Read twists and embellishes the truth become progressively less interesting.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A movie overtly designed to win attention (and not to do much else).
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65 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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