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The Killing of John Lennon

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The Killing of John Lennon: 6.5 out of 10.

Using Mark Chapman's own words, this is a dramatization of the months leading up to and following his murder of John Lennon outside the Dakota Hotel.  Jonas Ball actually does a pretty good job in the lead role.

It's not bad, but it's not guilt-free viewing.  The tag-line is "I was nobody until I killed the biggest somebody on earth."  Now we're spending two hours in his head, listening to his writings and statements.  It doesn't glorify Chapman, but it's all about Chapman, who was nobody until he killed Lennon.

It seems he got what he was after and we all got screwed.

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