The Killing of John Lennon

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Released 2008

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The Killing of John Lennon

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Director:
Andrew Piddington
Released:
2008
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The Killing of John Lennon is a chilling insight into the mind of Mark David Chapman, the 25 year old narcissist who gunned down John Lennon outside his Dakota apartment in New York in 1980. Meticulously researched and filmed in actual locations where events occurred, The Killing of John Lennon is a gritty and imagistic examination of a celebrity stalker's mind leading up to the kill - and his subsequent descent into madness and exorcism. Independently financed and filmed over three years in Hawaii, Decatur Georgia and New York, this indie drama from IFC is unflinching in its presentation of the truth. It does not set out to condone or exonerate the shooting death of Lennon or his killer's desire for fame. Its theme of bomb-ticking loneliness and, by extension, the notion that America is a nation of angry strangers who vent paranoid resentment toward public figures couldn't be more resonant today.

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  • 70

    Variety Eddie Cockrell

    Anchored by a fearless, commanding lead perf by newcomer Jonas Ball as deranged assassin Mark David Chapman, The Killing of John Lennon is a harrowing, impressionistic, widescreen ...

  • 50

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Shot in a quasi-documentary style at the actual locations where the events took place, including the sidewalk outside the Dakota, the movie is extremely uncomfortable to watch.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times

    "Killing" never moves past a superficial understanding of its subject, whose transcribed ramblings may not be the best key to unlocking his fractured mind. The movie gets inside Ch...

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Foreign Language, Independent