• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 21, 2022
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Richard Lawson
    Sep 23, 2022
    30
    The show comes close to earning its wallow when it turns to focus on Glenda and others, when it shakes its head angrily at the disregard of the Milwaukee police. But far too much of the show is spent standing over Dahmer’s shoulder, watching him in action. It becomes hard to see the show as anything more than lascivious.
  2. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Sep 22, 2022
    30
    [The sixth episode “Silenced”] is an exception rather than the rule. Otherwise, Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan’s new Netflix series is a grim, sepia-toned slog that rarely justifies its own existence.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 51
  2. Negative: 14 out of 51
  1. Sep 24, 2022
    1
    Terrible direction and a focus on fictional events and lines from a historic event. Added fictional scenes of police ready to grab their gunsTerrible direction and a focus on fictional events and lines from a historic event. Added fictional scenes of police ready to grab their guns on Tracy Edwards while removing the actual event of them trying to help him remove the cuffs. Inventing fake scenes of the neighbour yelling and making a scene when Dahmer was arrested as if she tried to warn them, really take away what should have been an interesting show. Once again Netflix takes a story or event, and changes it for the worse. Full Review »
  2. Oct 1, 2022
    10
    pretty dark series, reminds me of "the silence of the lambs", not done watching it yet, evan peters is great
  3. Sep 30, 2022
    8
    Very subtle and well made psychological exploration of a highly troubled murderer. Good casting. Slow paced. No gore.