Chopper (2001)

What happens when you take the toughest guy you can imagine and make him Australian? He gets even tougher. Mark "Chopper" Read, best-selling author and underworld executioner, is Australia's most infamous and self-promoting… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 11, 2001
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Eric Bana's performance as the charming but twisted Chopper is the highlight of this disturbing portrait about Australia's notorious author/criminal.

Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

The fact that Chopper is so engrossing and effective stems from the powerful performance of Eric Bana.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

You cannot look away from him. The performance is so . . . strange.

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

It's an all too frequent occurrence to see the phrase 'instant classic' bandied about; Chopper was appropriately adorned with that title.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Chopper plays like a nonfuturistic A Clockwork Orange.

Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

The ways Read twists and embellishes the truth become progressively less interesting.

Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Regardless of the credibility of Read's exploits, Andrew Dominick has crafted a film that plunges his audience into the depths of Australia's criminal underworld.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It's a great style, it's a fabulous performance, but it never quite finds what it's searching for.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Bana radiates the sort of warped charisma that explains how an ultraviolent convict could capture the public's imagination.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

The script for the film is taught, telling the story quickly and with fresh and funny dialogue.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Although less intelligent and fancy, and a whole lot more insecure, Eric Bana plays aussie career criminal "chopper" as some kind of modern day Alex… More
Devon Bott
The Australian film Chopper is based on a series of novels written by Mark "Chopper" Read, chronicling his life of crime in a exaggerated and… More
Alex roy
Chopper is one of the most incredible crime films that I've seen. The film tells the story of career criminal Mark "Chopper" Read. With this film… More
Thomas Bowler
Awesome. Full review later
xGary Xx
An almost unrecognisable Eric Bana plays notorious criminal Mark "Chopper" Read whose "memoirs" and musings on life made him one of… More
Wahida K
The truth, the half-truth, and nothing like the truth.