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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 5, 2002
    8
    It certainly caught my attention and I couldn't turn it off. I'd watch it again.
  2. MuratS.
    Jul 31, 2001
    8
    I want more scary movies please.
  3. ChrisO.
    Mar 12, 2003
    7
    They avoided making it a slasher movie and that is a plus. Gein comes across as creepy and just short of a load. But many of us fall into such a category. He was haunted by his mother and this relationship was the cause of much of his problems.
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42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

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  1. It's all a bit silly and predictable, but maybe that's the point.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    A disappointingly mild re-creation of true events.
  3. 50
    Railsback and Snodgrass struggle against caricature in their own fine performances.