The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2013)

In 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. 'Jeff' explores the city of Milwaukee by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 15, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Pulls off the seemingly impossible feat of making this horrific crime seem dull.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Compellingly illuminates how the monsters among us leave more than corpses in their wake.

Jason Buchanan
TV Guide

Thompson does a commendable job of making his points without overstaying his welcome. Given a bigger budget and better resources, it would be very interesting to see his take on some other controversial cases.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

Different - and chillingly effective.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

[It feels] like a late-night cable-news hack job.

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Rebecca Onion
Austin American-Statesman

This approach to a true-crime documentary departs significantly from the sensational, and is all the more moving because of it.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Mesmerizing and haunting, "The Jeffrey Dahmer Files" is an inside-out serial killer movie, lacking in gore or cheap psychology and made in part for those who think they never want to see another serial killer movie.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

For hardcore Dahmer obsessives only.

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Jason Anderson
The Grid

Thompson's intention is not to explain the nature of evil but show how it contaminates the rest of us.

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Interesting experimental documentary about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer uses recreation and archival footage to tell the events of the capture of the depraved… More