55. Chopper

55. Chopper

The true-life story of Mark ‘Chopper’ Read, a notorious Australian gangster turned best-selling author, following his time both in and out of prison from the 1970s to 1990s.

What Tierna thinks: “This was generally quite grotesque and more than a little bit psychotic. It was a good film though, putting my issues with blood aside I actually found it amusing in parts. It’s a scary thought that it’s based on a true story and it was interesting to see the real chopper on the commentary! While it’s not something I’ll ever want to watch again I can see that it’s a good film and it was pretty entertaining so I’ll give this an eight out of ten.”

What Tom thinks: “Really glad to see Chopper on the list, it’s a film I had seen a good few times before (and own on DVD!) and love.  Eric Bana is amazing as Mark Read… just check out the real Chopper on the DVD extras and the performance is uncanny.  He’s the kind of guy you’d love to share a pint with but you would be waiting for him just to pull his shotgun on you for asking him to repeat himself or something!  Really good film, well worth an eight out of ten.”

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