Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)

R   |    |  Biography, Crime, Drama


Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995) Poster

Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him ... See full summary »


6.3/10
2,129


Videos


Photos

  • James Woods and Robert Sean Leonard in Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
  • James Woods and Robert Sean Leonard in Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
  • James Woods and Tim Metcalfe in Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
  • Robert Sean Leonard in Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
  • James Woods and Robert Sean Leonard in Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
  • Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


17 January 2004 | gridoon
7
| Uncompromising but flat.
The Australian biopic "Chopper" got all the hype in 2000, but the much lesser-known " A Journal of Murder" is actually a better film on a similar subject. For one thing, it gives you more of a background about (if not much more insight into) the killer, and for another it doesn't try to make him appear "cool". In fact, the script is quite uncompromising in the way it refuses to humanize Panzram, at least beyond the minimum degree required. But despite Woods' strong performance and a few nice directorial touches (especially in the use of black-and-white cinematography and newsreels from the period), the film is rather flat - almost like a TV production. (**1/2)

Critic Reviews


Details

Release Date:

6 September 1996

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Connecticut, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,993 8 September 1996

Gross USA:

$82,029

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,029

Contribute to this page

The Best TV Shows to Watch in Your 30s

As IMDb celebrates its 30th birthday, we have six shows to get you ready for those pivotal years of your life ... your 30s.

Get some streaming picks

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com