Dahmer (2002)

A low-key glimpse into the life and crimes of one of history's most notorious serial killers, Dahmer doesn't concern itself with the gruesome nature of its protagonist's horrific crimes, but rather the troubled mind of the man… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 21, 2002
DVD Release Date: August 27, 2002
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's a hellish, numbing experience to watch, and it doesn't offer any insights that haven't been thoroughly debated in the media already, back in the Dahmer heyday of the mid-'90s.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

It lets you brush up against the humanity of a psycho, without making him any less psycho.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

A little too boring, when you think about the subject.

Tom Sime
Dallas Morning News

Renner's performance as Dahmer is unforgettable, deeply absorbing.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It's difficult to feel anything much while watching this movie, beyond mild disturbance or detached pleasure at the acting.

Rob Gonsalves

Worth a look, if only for Renner's complex performance.

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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle

The movie should be credited with remembering his victims.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

Renner ... is extraordinary.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A story which fails to rise above its disgusting source material.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Dahmer is an effective and disturbing, horrifying character study on serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer . Casting a then unknown Jeremy Renner in the lead role. In… More
Lady D'arbanville
Possibly one of the sickest films of it's genre, covering the facts of the true life story of the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Interms of the actual film… More
Melvin White
"The mind is a place of its own." Dahmer is a tough film to sit through. I guess that's a pretty obvious trait in a film like this. It's… More
Lanning : )
One big star for Jeremy Renner's intensity in this role. Considering the kind of person Dahmer was, this is a little too artful an attempt to bring us the… More
Robert C
I was drawn to this film because of Jeremy Renner, who impressed me so much in The Hurt Locker. He does a really good job here as well. If you are at all… More
Todd Smith
Naturally after Gacy, I had to move on and watch Dahmer, it was just one of those nights. Unlike the Gacy film, Dahmer was more typical of what you see from… More