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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Don't hammer this film for trying to get inside the head of Mark David Chapman before he shot John Lennon outside the rock legend's New York apartment on December 8th, 1980. Hammer it instead for failing to do so with any depth or insight. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    An uncomfortable ride. show more

  • 38
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Judah Friedlander and Lindsay Lohan are striking, respectively, as a Lennon paparazzo and a fan creeped out by Chapman. show more

  • 63
    New York Daily News

    It's a transformative role, but how widely seen it is depends on how strong a stomach one has for wall-to-wall paranoid ravings. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    High praise to the cast and crew. Jared Leto is mesmeric as the bloated, deranged Chapman. It's a brilliantly measured performance, evincing the tale of a madman through his own awful rhyme and reason. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    By the end of this modest, strange venture, Leto made me believe it was worth being forced to hang out on the sidewalk with this man, if only to get a creeping sense of what that might’ve been like. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The film's 85 minutes drag by painfully slowly, because there's no respite from Chapman's tedious, self-pitying reveries. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    This boring, torpid movie notices its own flaws and unwisely underlines them. show more

  • NA
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    Visually ugly, morally non-existent and a complete black hole in the departments of insight and wit, Chapter 27 is quite possibly the most godawful, irredeemable film to yet emerge in the 21st century. show more

  • 40
    Film Threat

    From what I can tell, the film is generally accurate regarding the events of Dec. 8. But I got as much out of it as I did by looking up Chapman on Wikipedia. show more

  • May 22, 2008 boycottchapter27
    Report This User

    How can the people involved in this movie stomach themselves?

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