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Chopper (Andrew Dominik, 2000) Eric Bana, Vince Colosimo (Neville Bartos), Simon Lyndon, David Field, Peter Hardy; screened Toronto 2000; 94 min.
Eric Bana is scary; apparently the real Chopper Read approved - which is even scarier.
Is everyone in Australia a few degrees off from true north? You can search in vain through the national cinema for characters who are ordinary or even boring; everyone is more colorful than life. If England is a nation of eccentrics, Australia leaves it at the starting line. Chopper Read is the latest in a distinguished line that includes Ned Kelly, Mad Max, and Russell Crowe's Hando in Romper Stomper. The fact that Chopper is real only underlines the point. Roger Ebert.
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