94 mins
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Eric Bana, in arguably his best performance, is Mark 'Chopper' Read - a violent, complex, cult-criminal, as Australian as a... More

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Chopper | Ratings & Reviews

"(Bana) has a quality no acting school can teach and few actors can match: You cannot look away from him."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"The movie's lighthearted, nonjudgmental view of (Mark Read) smacks of nihilism."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"A curious, iconoclastic creature; a rum little portrait that balances absurdist humour with sudden, shocking moments of violence."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Chopper is more than a vehicle for Bana's extraordinary performance; it's an immaculately crafted masterpiece of Australian cinema..."


"Though handsomely photographed and designed, the film doesn't really say much about Chopper or the cult of criminal celebrity."

TV GuideTV Guide

"A final reel padded with extraneous exposition manages to somewhat dull an otherwise polished package."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"An audacious combination of hard-hitting crime and oddball charm..."

The ConversationThe Conversation

"A movie too senseless and contrived to succeed as sociopathic comic opera, let alone as coherent character study."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"Fascinating if superficial..."

Boston GlobeBoston Globe

"The film is really much ado about very little because it takes no stand and gives little insight into Chopper's psyche..."

Seattle Post-IntelligencerSeattle Post-Intelligencer

"Although Dominick remains unresolved about his character, his wry take on the deification of criminals in a tabloid world is spot-on."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Dominik has a firmer grasp of place than narrative, just as he has a better grip on incident than character."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"(Bana's) enigmatic performance is crucial to the film’s approach to character."

The AgeThe Age

Chopper | Details

Comedy, Drama
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