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Australian comedian Eric Bana is Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his best-selling autobiography, FROM THE... Read More
Australian comedian Eric Bana is Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his best-selling autobiography, FROM THE INSIDE, while serving a murder sentence in prison. Beginning in the blue-washed light of a maximum security Melbourne prison, Chopper establishes his dominance with the impulsive knifing of a fellow prisoner. Vaccillating between violence and regret, Chopper apologizes to his victim, but his good mate Jimmy (Simon Lyndon) later retaliates against Chopper in an excruciating contract stabbing, rife with sexual tension. Finally released from prison, the heavily-tattooed Chopper has lost the better part of both of his ears, as well as the ability to make any distinction between his own made-up stories and reality. At a nightclub with his prostitute girlfriend, Tanya (Kate Beahan), he runs into Neville (Vince Colosimo), an old victim who limps from the attack but glitters in drug-funded gold. In his paranoia, Chopper connects rumors of a new contract on his life to Neville, Tanya, and ... Minimize
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7 Reviews from Epinions.com
Feb 25, 2002
"You're a Bull-Sh*t Artist" Andrew Dominik's CHOPPER
Pros: Excellent locations; direction is impressive; Eric Bana is amazing as Chopper
Cons: Thick accents that may be difficult to understand; some may find content objectionable
Another truly great serial killer flick...this one avoids the usual cliches, and goes for no-holds-barred intensity, and welcome black humor. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 25, 2001
Six Feet Down Under?
Pros: Excellent debut for director Dominick...
Cons: May be too intense for some audiences...
Unblinking look at the charmed life of a sociopath preying on the Australian underworld...the violent scenes at the beginning of the flick are horrifically mesmerizing... Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 23, 2008
Eric Bana's Greatest Role
Pros: Great acting and dialogue, suspenseful, good make-up effects.
Cons: Nothing really sticks out.
Intense, brutal and even somewhat hilarious in parts. Chopper is well worth checking out. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 25, 2002
Uncle Chop Chop, what a funny bugger!
Pros: Classic comedy, great acting performances by locals, not yanks!
Cons: Story lines in the movie are different to those in the book. Confusing for readers!
I highly recommend the movie to those who do and don't read the books as it gives them further insight to the criminal master mind of Chopper Read. Read More at Epinions.com
May 29, 2001
Kill Me Again
Pros: sharp wit, Bana's charisma
Cons: sometimes too confusing to understand
For a movie with a little bit of everything including a Fiona Apple look-a-like, check out Chopper and laugh all the way home. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 14, 2001
Eric Bana Mutilates His Way To Stardom
Pros: Nice performance, some very funny scenes
Cons: No real point, a little too funny for the material.
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May 1, 2002
Chopper does quite a few things right, but ultimately falls short of greatness.
Pros: Eric Bana's star-making performance. Some shocking and darkly comic violence.
Cons: Movie suffers greatly by focusing on just a small portion of Chopper's life.
A shocking and well made movie that doesn't quite succeed like it should have. Read More at Epinions.com