Biography / Crime / Drama

IMDb Rating 7.2 10 37310

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October 15, 2021 at 10:34 PM



Vince Colosimo as Neville Bartos
Dan Wyllie as Bluey
Kate Beahan as Tanya
David Field as Keithy George
860.73 MB
English 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 33 min
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Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 5 / 10

A difficult film to like, let alone classify

Humour, strong violence and an art-house style plot line (weaving flashbacks with present scenes, fantasy and other memories) make up this cult Australian hit of a movie which helped bring comedian Eric Bana (BLACK HAWK DOWN) to worldwide fame. This ruthless, darkly-written tale charts the ups and downs of Bana's life as "Chopper", a notorious criminal who kills people in cold blood and has his own ears cut off in one gruesome scene.

My sole problem with the film is that it feels a bit unfocused – it's more of a portrait than a story and doesn't really progress anywhere. Characterisation is also limited, and it's mainly Bana's winning performance that livens things up. Saying this, the humour comes thick and fast, there are some great one-liners, and realism is top-notch. It's just a pretty difficult film to like or classify.

Reviewed by jboothmillard 9 / 10


The opening disclaimer says that the story has been tampered with, so it is not a biography, I don't mind either way, it is a great Australian film. Basically the film tells the intense story of legendary criminal Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read (Hulk's Eric Bana) sentenced to prison for 16 and a half years, and in that time making more enemies than admirers. After his own childhood friend Jimmy Loughnan (Simon Lyndon) stabs him, to be transferred out of H Division, he cut his own ears off, gaining recognition, and eventually release. Being out of prison, he visits both friends and old enemies, with not much difference between the two, and reuniting with former girlfriend Tanya (Kate Beahan), who he suspects of being "involved" with someone. He is killing pretty much anyone in his way and on his tail, this only results on being sent back to prison, where he writes a best selling book and a television interview. Also starring David Field as Keithy George, Daniel Wyllie as Bluey, Bill Young as Detective Downie, Vince Colosimo as Neville Bartos and Kenny Graham as Keith Read. It should be mentioned that the real Mark Brandon Read suggested Bana, then a stand-up comedian, Bana lived with Read for two weeks to get a better understanding of how to play him, and he spent two weeks eating junk food to gain the extra weight needed, extraordinary details to make a film happen. Bana is brilliant as the film's protagonist, he actually makes the character quite likable, even with the ultra-violent outbursts, which by the way make this film even more watchable. Very good!

Reviewed by wes-connors 6 / 10


In an Australian prison, knife-wielding Eric Bana (as Mark "Chopper" Brandon Read) slashes a fellow prisoner in the jugular. Possibly, this is because Mr. Bana does not like his victim's hair. He has covered bald spots with shoe polish. The man bleeds to death. Soon thereafter, Bana's boyhood pal and jail buddy Simon Lyndon (as James "Jimmy" Richard Loughnan) repeatedly stabs Bana. This scene appears to symbolically "copulate" Bana and Mr. Lyndon, who has very nice hair. Bana survives penetration super-hero-style and then chops off his ears to get out of maximum security. Out of jail, he hooks up with old acquaintances and decides to shoot some of them. He pulls out both his pistol and his penis. All of this is nicely acted. The character "Chopper" comes across well, but the film manages to say very little intriguing about him.

****** Chopper (8/3/00) Andrew Dominik ~ Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, David Field, Daniel Wyllie

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