First Look International | Release Date: April 11, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 26 Critic Reviews
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19
Mixed:
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NewsweekDevin Gordon
Hilariously unhinged, but also desperate and confused.
75
An impressionistic portrait of the seductive nature of evil.
75
Its dabs of dark comedy and stabs of gore, still rings with a sense of the real. It's electric-charged.
75
Too quick to uncritically and unthinkingly accept its subject's rollickingly self-mythologizing take on himself.
75
Pulls no punches - blood flows very freely (including the ear-cutting scene) and black humor abounds.
63
There's an awful lot of kinetic energy to Chopper, and the violence is portrayed as graphically as imaginable.
63
A point is being made about how a criminal creates his own myth, but the ways Read twists and embellishes the truth become progressively less interesting.