As with asteroids, volcanoes and Truman Capote, the world now has two movies about Beatle-banger Mark David Chapman. The slightly superior twin, The Killing of John Lennon, barely redeems its lurid voyeurism with a certain stylistic integrity and a smoldering lead performance. Jarrett Schaefer’s excrement is the runt, with a bilious Leto eschewing subtle immersion for bombastic Travis Bickle caricature. Chapman’s villainy isn’t tragic or misunderstood; it’s simple insanity. To dwell on it is to wallow in pain. Elevate yourself, and stay away.
Saturday December 15 2007
Cast and crew
Jared Leto Lindsay Lohan Mark Lindsay Chapman Judah Friedlander