Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
Watch On
  1. 60
    This fictionalized, frequently stomach-churning biography of Australian criminal Mark Chopper Read features the most bloody ear-severing scene since "Reservoir Dogs."
  2. It's a great style, it's a fabulous performance, but it never quite finds what it's searching for.
  3. 60
    The connection between his boasting about killing and killing so he can boast about it -- is made beautifully insidious.
  4. 60
    Bana's performance is nothing short of electrifying.
  5. Much ado about very little because it takes no stand and gives little insight into the Chopper's psyche.
  6. A movie overtly designed to win attention (and not to do much else).
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Mar 24, 2015
    6
    Andrew Dominik's striking visuals work in tandem with a rightfully praised breakthrough lead performance from Eric Bana - "Chopper" is aAndrew Dominik's striking visuals work in tandem with a rightfully praised breakthrough lead performance from Eric Bana - "Chopper" is a fairly interesting watch. Full Review »
  2. Aug 24, 2010
    8
    Eric Bana as an Australian schizophrenic psychopath, writes a book whilst inside, flashbacks, gains national notoriety.
    Good dialogue,
    Eric Bana as an Australian schizophrenic psychopath, writes a book whilst inside, flashbacks, gains national notoriety.
    Good dialogue, intense, amusing & good fun throughout.
    I couldn't believe this was Eric Bana at times!! Really convincing performance by the big fella.
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