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Starring Jeremy Renner, Bruce Davison, Artel Kayaru, Matt Newton
Directed by David Jacobson
Writer:  David Jacobson
2002

From The New Yorker
A docudrama about the man who "tried to create living zombies" that skirts the gory side of its appalling subject. The director, David Jacobson, relies on a time-shifting narrative: Jeffrey Dahmer's life is played as a fluid moment, with his past and present coexisting in monstrous harmony. Jeremy Renner plays the serial killer, and his performance gives a disturbing depth to the well-wrought scenes of alienation, parental bullying (Bruce Davison plays Dahmer's overbearing father), and murderous gratification. -Bruce Diones
Copyright © 2006 The New Yorker
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CastJeremy Renner, Bruce Davison, Artel Kayaru, Matt Newton, Dion Basco, Kate Williamson, Artel Great
DirectorDavid Jacobson
Genre:  Action, Adventure
Release Date:  June 21, 2002
MPAA Rating:  R
Screen WriterDavid Birke, David Jacobson
DVD Release Date:  August 27, 2002
Runtime:  1hr 40min
Studio:  Blockbuster Films, PenĂ­nsula Films, First Look Pictures
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review by . November 10, 2008
Dahmer
Three and a half stars, but I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt.     If you are looking for blood and murder, you won't find it here. There is one puddle of blood, a pretty tame drill bit, and one flashing, bloodless cavity exploration. This isn't a film about Dahmer's killing spree; it's a "Pre-Dahmer" exploration of a young man's transformation. And even then, sorry to say, it doesn't have the ring of accuracy to those who know psychology.     What 'Dahmer' …
review by . June 13, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: no     Cons: yes     The Bottom Line: _____________     As only Hollywood can, we have turned a psycho into a hero with the release of Dahmer. An independent release, they shot close to the shoestring budget and sometimes you can tell it, sometimes you overlook it, and sometimes they pull it off.      Interesting work was done with coloration, displaying a good deal of Dahmer’s apartment either with red painted …
review by . September 12, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
This is one of those strange films that people are afraid to say they have seen, that by showing interest in such a film will leave them permanently branded as deviant. Actually this exploration of the bizarre life of Jeffrey Dahmer is more an exploration of a mind descending into serial killing, mutilation, and cannibalization - a mind that just happened to be housed in a gay man- than it is a Hollywood Horror movie. Jeremy Renner surveys this tough role with all the little nuances that bring us …
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