Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
  1. 30
    This drama, about the three days leading up to the murder, never overcomes its inherent ghoulishness, largely because Chapman, like so many mentally ill people, is a huge bore.
  2. 25
    This boring, torpid movie notices its own flaws and unwisely underlines them.
  3. Judah Friedlander and Lindsay Lohan are striking, respectively, as a Lennon paparazzo and a fan creeped out by Chapman.
  4. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    0
    Visually ugly, morally non-existent and a complete black hole in the departments of insight and wit, Chapter 27 is quite possibly the most godawful, irredeemable film to yet emerge in the 21st century.
  5. 38
    Don't hammer this film for trying to get inside the head of Mark David Chapman before he shot John Lennon outside the rock legend's New York apartment on December 8th, 1980. Hammer it instead for failing to do so with any depth or insight.
  6. 0
    Perhaps the harshest criticism that can be directed at Chapter 27 is that it's awful even for a late-period Lindsay Lohan movie. It might even be bad enough to inspire "Catcher" author J.D. Salinger to break his decades of public silence to speak out against this high-camp fiasco.
  7. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    30
    Jared Leto gained some 70 pounds. Seemingly following his lead, the pic itself is heavy, lethargic, and exasperating.
  8. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    20
    A retarded sense of meta is achieved whenever Leto's Chapman goes on about the phony theatrics of film actors, but it's Lindsay Lohan, as über–Lennon fan Jude, who breaks your heart, looking convincingly horrified that she has three undeserved Razzies while Leto has none.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Aug 25, 2014
    7
    I didn't expect much when I began to watch this movie. I have heard Jared Leto's (who plays Chapman) various comments, and that is what I basically wanted to see: a failure of humanity. The movie wasn't perhaps very insightful or emotion-wrenching, but it had a certain allure in it. If nothing else, it is in a way very human. Not too deep, and portraying the maddness in it just fine.

    Watch before you start boycotting it. This is not a documentary, nor a tribute to anyone, but a little intake to the madness living in all of us.
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