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A man turns his darkest fantasies into a horrifying reality.

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Lionel Dahmer
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Lance Bell
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Khamtay
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Young Man in Bar
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A man turns his darkest fantasies into a horrifying reality.

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The mind is a place of its own.


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Rated R for aberrant violence, sexuality, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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During the scene where Jeffrey is about to purchase a knife in the sporting goods store, a boom microphone is visible at the top-center of the screen. This occurs right after the store clerk says "I ain't even messin' it up." See more »

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Title Card: On February 15, 1992 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was convicted of 15 counts of murder and sentenced to 937 years of federal prison. The following story was inspired by events from his life. Certain characters and events are fictional.
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Keep on Doin' Your Thing
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Slices of Life and Death
24 July 2002 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

"Dahmer" tries to tell one of the most horrific stories of recent years. But the whole story of Jeffrey Dahmer does not get told in this movie. There are some shocking moments, but most of the movie gets bogged down in flashbacks (and even flashbacks-within-flashbacks). At some points, you cannot tell if you're watching another flashback or the present moment in the story. Jeremy Renner plays the title character, with an adequately creepy air. Some of his ghastly crimes are shown, while the gore is kept to a minimum. And Dahmer's homosexuality is mentioned, but much of it is kept just off-camera, as evidenced by the montage of Jeffrey's date rape drug-fueled sodomy marathons. This movie does not try to present Jeffrey Dahmer as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. (How could anyone glamorize this murderer?) But I would have preferred some kind of analysis as to why he became a killer. The strange and tragic story of Jeffrey Dahmer left a lot of people sad and wanting answers. But this movie left me wanting satisfaction.


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