The Killing of John Lennon Synopsis
Mark David Chapman (Jonas Ball) plots to kill musician John Lennon.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Piddington does a beautiful balancing act, creating a movie that works both on the level of suspense and as a detailed factual chronicle.
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Variety

By Eddie Cockrell
Anchored by a fearless, commanding lead perf by newcomer Jonas Ball as deranged assassin Mark David Chapman, The Killing of John Lennon is...
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63

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's a "Taxi Driver"-inspired odyssey into violence and insanity that runs close to two hours -- a long time to be riding shotgun with a...
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58

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
The film never gets beyond Chapman's obsession with "Catcher in the Rye" and a few bits of "Taxi Driver" dialogue to show us anything we...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Boasts an undeniable technical proficiency and historical authenticity, but this docudrama detailing assassin Mark David Chapman's...
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Shot in a quasi-documentary style at the actual locations where the events took place, including the sidewalk outside the Dakota, the movie...
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50

Los Angeles Times

"Killing" never moves past a superficial understanding of its subject, whose transcribed ramblings may not be the best key to unlocking his...
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40

Film Threat

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As the narrative lugubriously sticks to the documented events, we are served nothing more than a filmed transcript.
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
An occasionally revealing glimpse inside the mind of Chapman before, during and after the assassination.
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30

Village Voice

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Director Andrew Piddington's fastidiously researched, dubiously suspenseful character portrait is unable to salvage a lick of hindsight from...
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By peacefulrevolution9
i dont think ill be able to watch this without bashing the screen. im hyperventilating just reading the movie details john lennon is my hero. i love him R.I.P....

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By bitggoe
i am a faithfull beatles fan and this movie is great. it's not showing in many theaters, only in about 1 state which is NY i might add. They really need to get this across the country, so the nation...

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Rated NR
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Intense, upsetting look inside an assassin's mind.
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