Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2004)

Nick Broomfield's documentary looks at Aileen's violent, tortured childhood in Troy, Michigan and her subsequent years on the road as a hitch-hiking prostitute which culminated in the murders. In her last interview, conducted by… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 9, 2004
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This chilling, unsettling documentary provides an eye-opening look at both Wuornos and the American justice system.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The film stands quite chillingly as a final statement from a woman trying to fight her own commodification.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Engrossing, educational, amusing and disturbing.

Christopher Campbell

The most intense depiction of the complicated relationship between documentary filmmaker and subject of all time.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

A haunting exploration of a ruined and wasted life.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Provides an opportunity to study one of history's supposed anomalies: a female serial killer.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Além de investigar com maior profundidade as origens da violência de Aileen, o documentário ainda comprova a perfeição da performance de Charlize Theron em Monster.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[T]his movie literally gave me the chills.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Does afford a real-life view of Wuornos during the days of her final appeal and her ultimate date with death.

Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Broomfield's misplaced exasperation is almost poignant.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Broomfield's second film about Aileen sheds more light on her life and her mind after a decade on death row but also feels like an appendix of his first… More
Stephen M
Subpoenaed as a witness at a late appeal by Aileen Wuornos against her death sentence, filmmaker Nick Broomfield received a heaven-sent opportunity to improve… More
Alex roy
Nick Bloomfield's follow up to Selling of a Serial Killer is a much more rounded out film than the previous film. In the first film, Aileen Wuornos told… More
Lady D'arbanville
As someone with a psychological interest in killers, I found this documentary most facsinating, anyone who enjoyed the film Monster and would like to see the… More
familiar stranger
Once again, Broomfield makes a successful case from Aileen for Aileen. The film is much ado about nothing, but you can't lose the opportunity to cash the… More
John Ballantine
Chilling recounting of the last days of Aileen Wuornos who clearly had gone insane in the days prior to her execution. While Broomfield is clearly into the… More

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