One of the most notorious serial killers in America
was Wisconsin's Jeffrey Dahmer. Dahmer's exploits included killing
15 boys and resorting to cannibalism on their corpses. This
biographical drama starring Jeremy Renner (TV's ZOE, DUNCAN, JACK
& JANE) does not focus on the grisly details of the murders,
rather it sets out to comprehend an alienated man who struggles with
his own sexuality until driven disturbingly over his head.
Writer/director David Jacobson has constructed a film very much in
contrast to other Dahmer portrayals in its compassion for the
deranged mind. The film uses flashbacks and very few characters to
give a history of the serial killer's upbringing and details as to
what drove him over the edge. The masterful use of time and a strong
cast were additional tools Jabobson used to elevate this horrific
drama. Featuring Bruce Davison and Artel Kayaru.
"...Renner gives a focused, understated
portrayal in a challenging role..."
"...DAHMER does something quietly riveting.
It lets you brush up against the humanity of a psycho, without
making him any less psycho..."
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