Ted Bundy
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Director Matthew Bright (Freeway) directs this tale of one of the most notorious serial killers in the annals of crime. Standing in stark contrast to the generally accepted view of serial killers, Ted Bundy (Michael Reilley Burke) was intelligent, quick-witted, and handsome. Engaged to a beautiful fiancée who never suspected his murderous tendencies, the feral Bundy develops a taste for murder that ultimately results in the deaths of at least 19 young women through the course of the 1970s. From posing as an injured driver and luring unsuspecting women to their deaths to an astonishing pair of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Exploitative and largely devoid of the depth or sophistication that would make watching such a graphic treatment of the crimes bearable."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"A trashy, exploitative, thoroughly unpleasant experience."
‑ Megan Turner, New York Post
"One of the rare movies that spend 100 minutes with someone only to glory in his protracted death."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Bright seems alternately amused and disgusted with this material, and he can't help throwing in a few of his own touches."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"This piece of Channel 5 grade trash is, quite frankly, an insult to the intelligence of the true genre enthusiast."
‑ Keith H. Brown, Eye for Film
"It's possible that something hip and transgressive was being attempted here that stubbornly refused to gel, but the result is more puzzling than unsettling."
‑ David Chute, L.A. Weekly
"Disturbingly superficial in its approach to the material."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"He was psychothic but somehow I doubt that he was the world's biggest luser..."
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"As Bundy, Michael Reilly Burke (Octopus 2: River of Fear) has just the right amount of charisma and menace."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"An artsploitation movie with too much exploitation and too little art."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, Time Out New York
"In the end, Ted Bundy's only justification is the director's common but unexplored fascination with the frustrated maniac; there's no larger point, and little social context."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"Instead of accurately accounting a terrible true story, the film's more determined to become the next Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But what about the countless other people who'd merely like to watch a solid tale about a universally interesting soul?"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The feral brilliance of [Michael Reilly Burke's] performance lies in the way he evokes the subtle wrongness beneath the facade that gripped the public imagination."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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