Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.
The first feature film to use Kodak's 500T 5230 film stock. See more »
Just before his beat-down in the rain by Steve and Barry, Markie is sitting in the back seat of the car, completely dry. In the very next scene, having just stepped out of the car, his hair is plastered to his head and his shirt is soaking wet. See more »
I was drinking before you got out of your father's cock. Don't tell me what I do.
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Overall, solid performances top to bottom and good characters, some style (see a conversation between a drunk and a heroin addict for a great example), and a little dark humor, but wish the Mickey character (James Gandolfini) had more of a pay-off.
Also, enjoyed the soundtrack and the backdrop of the 2008 Wall St. Fraud.
The location felt vague to me and I never knew where this was taking place. I know it was filmed in Louisiana. Felt vaguely like it could have been Pittsburgh. Other comments lead me to believe the intended setting was New England, but I missed the references and not enough of the accents lined up to give me that feeling as I watched.
Gritty crime is a tough genre and Killing Them Softly is a better than average attempt.
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