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Chapter 27 (2007)



Critic Consensus: Despite Jared Leto's committed performance, Chapter 27 fails to penetrate to mind of Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's killer.

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First-time writer/director J.P. Schaefer takes the reins for this haunting look at the mental collapse of Mark David Chapman in the days leading up to the murder of legendary musician John Lennon. Jared Leto stars as the man whose awe of Lennon and unrelenting drive to achieve infamy pushed him to pull the trigger on the former Beatle, and Lindsay Lohan stars as the devoted Lennon fan who befriended the killer on that fateful New York weekend. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Jared Leto
as Mark David Chapman
Matthew Humphreys
as Frederic Seaman
Mariko Takai
as Yoko Ono
George Bryant II
as Limo Driver
Kevin Cannon
as Precision Driver / Street Hood
Lauren Milberger
as Gilda Radner
Melissa Demyan
as Lennon Groupie
Jeane Fournier
as European Woman
Molly Griffith
as Covergirl / Centerfold
Redman Maxfield
as Maitre D'
Matthew Mardozzi
as Little Kid
Adam Scarimbolo
as Clerk Riley
Michael Sirow
as Joseph Many
Eric Wolfe
as Lennon Band Member
Dennis Funny
as Lennon Groupie
David Kneeream
as Pedestrian
Joey Sontz
as Lennon Band Manager
Julie McNiven
as photo double Lindsay Lohan
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Critic Reviews for Chapter 27

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (20)

his drama, about the three days leading up to the murder, never overcomes its inherent ghoulishness, largely because Chapman, like so many mentally ill people, is a huge bore.

April 25, 2008 | Full Review…

Chapter 27 just makes you feel bad for, and about, everybody -- including the wretched souls who made the thing.

April 25, 2008 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

By the end of this modest, strange venture, Leto made me believe it was worth being forced to hang out on the sidewalk with this man, if only to get a creeping sense of what that might've been like.

April 24, 2008 | Rating: 3/4

The film is impressively mounted and Schaefer has made a directorial debut of distinction, but it is an uncomfortable ride from the opening scenes of Chapman arriving in New York to the inevitable, inexorable final scene.

April 18, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Chapter 27 is far from flawless, but Leto disappears inside this angry, mouth-breathing psycho geek with a conviction that had me hanging on his every delusion.

April 9, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…

There are cheesy special effects and even cheesier gags, and the schmaltz eventually piles on neck-deep.

April 4, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4

Audience Reviews for Chapter 27

Lindsay plays her future self in a movie about some fuck with a gun and sideburns and he thinks hes Holden bla bla bla "John Lennon, sign my baseball cap, please!" that fucker didn't sign it... bla back to the crust hotel room cigarettes big sweaty gut, prostitute, "please please just be quiet while we make sex, i like the sound of my own breathing, why should that freak you out, please dont go!" walks back to Lennon's apartment, waits for nine hours, "Hey Lennon!.... shoulda signed my rubber duckie, you fuck-hole!" BLAMMO! great, great scathing wit, soaked in satirical pleasure that will make your irony bone crackle!

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

Not exactly what I expected of this film, of course it represents the facts along with some assumptions no doubt, of the events leading up to the assassination of John Lennon and Jared Leto did play a very visually transformed character, along with (I'm sure) a very good interpretation of the man who became famous of the crime, however...this film was like watching paint dry, I am a Lennon fan (hence my original interest in the film)but it's very dull and so is the character and his tedious ramblings. The only Saving Grace is that the film length is quite short for a full length feature.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

I was really impressed with Jared Leto's performance. He played the character so well that I didn't even think it was him at any point, he was Mark David Chapman. The movie itself is very bizarre and fits the character perfectly. There was a great sense of insanity throughout the film.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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