• Dahmer (2002)


Release Date: June 21st, 2002

DVD Release Date: August 27th, 2002

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

In this fictionalized, fragmented biopic of one of America's most notorious serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer (Jeremy Renner) contemplates his latest potential victim, a young man named Rodney (Artel Kayaru). As Dahmer considers the fate of his prey, we see flashbacks to the events that led to the evolution of a monster, from Dahmer's tortured relationship with his father (Bruce Davison), to his first kill, to his patrolling of the gay bars of Milwaukee.

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Bruce Davison, Artel Great, Matt Newton, Dionysio Basco, Kate Williamson

Director: David Jacobson

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 1990s, Transformation, Murder, Father, Dark, 1980s, 1970s, Temptation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Megan LehmannNew York Post

    The film - dimly lit and with an ominous soundtrack that verges on overkill - is largely a showcase for the heavy-lidded Renner. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The performances are excellent and the filmmaking is remarkably restrained, although moments of perverse violence are necessary to the real-life story being told. show more

  • 50
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    A tasteful, intelligent, well-acted film about one of the most ghoulish serial killers in American crime history - and I'm afraid that's a good part of what's wrong with it. show more

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