I personally don't understand the uproar this film has caused amongst John Lennon fans. I understand that they don't want Mark David Chapman to get the notoriety he craved at the time of the murder, but this film will do nothing but make Beatles/Lennon fans loathe that man even more.
A really well made film and as tastefully done as possible. Jared Leto is fantastic in his role and if you have seen any of his other films you will see how versatile he is as an actor.
The film portrays well Chapman's way of thinking and how deluded and unstable he really was and offers a better understanding of the circumstances surrounding John Lennon's death.
Obviously not a family film, but speaking as a big Beatles fan and a huge admirer of John Lennon, I think it is a must see for any like-minded people and that anyone willing to criticise before viewing it really should give it a chance first.
Chapter 27 should be watched by any fan of Lennon, and anyone who is curious as to what could make a man murder someone so peace-loving as he was. Leto gives what is easily the finest and most demanding role of his career to date, and even Lyndsey Lohan's performance can be credited. At times the story can be a bit slow, but i guess there's only so much you can do with a murderer waiting three days to kill someone. Much much better than the god awful 'the assasination of john lennon' and should is a definate watch