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Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.

His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.

I liked the way the film started with a very bleak and down-to earth approach to the whole set-up.

Some interesting low-life characters planning a robbery always catches my attention.

If anything, it steps up a gear when Brad Pitt enters the scene and I'm really beginning to get into it.

Sadly, it wasn't to last, when the James Gandolfini character appears it does take a bit of a dive.

He seems a bit of a wasted character; only there to pad the thing out a bit.

It's a shame because I really liked Gandolfini as an actor and felt this was not a fair reflection of his talent.

Some very interesting effects were used and I found these very interesting.

The use of slow motion in one particular assassination scene was quite breathtaking.

There is also a scene depicting the world from a drug addict's point of view that looked pretty strange too.

Over all, it's one of those that I think I'll have to watch again to fully appreciate.