- Summary: This film seeks to recast a modern symbol of evil as a man driven by very real weaknesses and needs and, in so doing, to broaden our sense of what it is to be human. (Peninsula Films)
- Director: David Jacobson
- Genre(s): Biography, Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
- More Details and Credits »
100It's a triumph of the film that it manages to make Jeffrey Dahmer a human being -- at least a member of the species -- without ever bending toward empathy with or excuses for him.
80Aided enormously by Jeremy Renner, his astonishing lead actor, Jacobson has created something we havent seen since The Silence of the Lambs: a sensitive, non-exploitative serial killer movie.
60As gamely as the movie tries to make sense of its title character, there remains a huge gap between the film's creepy, clean-cut Dahmer (Jeremy Renner) and fiendish acts that no amount of earnest textbook psychologizing can bridge.
25So lacking in insight and gravity that it makes Dahmer seem like a pesky, pasty-faced loser who just wasn't popular enough.