Jacobson produces a remarkably creepy piece of cinema that disturbs by suggestion, nuance and ambiguity. full review
Renner's performance as Dahmer is unforgettable, deeply absorbing. full review
The movie should be credited with remembering his victims. full review
It lets you brush up against the humanity of a psycho, without making him any less psycho. full review
It's difficult to feel anything much while watching this movie, beyond mild disturbance or detached pleasure at the acting. full review
All the more disquieting for its relatively gore-free allusions to the serial murders, but it falls down in its attempts to humanize its subject.
Suffers from a lack of clarity and audacity that a subject as monstrous and pathetic as Dahmer demands. full review
As gamely as the movie tries to make sense of its title character, there remains a huge gap between the film's creepy, clean-cut Dahmer (Jeremy Renner) and fiendish acts that no amount of earnest textbook psychologizing can bridge. full review
Ambitious, unsettling psychodrama that takes full, chilling advantage of its rough-around-the-edges, low-budget constraints.