Citizen X (1995) – Better Qlty

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 46

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AKA: NA
Directed by: Chris Gerolmo
Starring: Jeffrey DeMunn, Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow
Country: USA
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:43:01
Genres: Serial Killers, Detective/Mystery, Rape/Sexual Violence against Women, Old-Young, Based on a True Story

Plot – Spoilers:
Citizen X is based on the serial killer, The Butcher of Rostov/Red Ripper, Andrei Chikatilo, who roamed Russia, Ukraine and surrounding regions, killing over 50 women and children in a span of 12 years. The movie follows the investigative efforts over a decade that eventually led to his capture.

This TV film is one of those not-so-renowned serial killer movies that is actually a gem. The acting’s pretty good and the tension around the investigation always palpable.

Favorite scenes:
Every time Chikatilo is bullied, insulted or laughed at, he picks up his hunting bag and heads out. This is how he deals with unpleasant moments. Most of the world might have a smoke, a drink or head out to a club to cope, but Chikatilo kills. And when he kills, he sneaks up from behind, knocking them out and stabbing them before indulging himself sexually, which shows his timidity where he feels control over them only when they’re close to death.

The scene at the station with the harried-looking cop who has been on duty for 36 hours. There is something sincere about him – whether it’s his dedication or the pain he feels on discovering his cousin’s 8-year-old daughter’s body.

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Jessica
Jessica
January 12, 2020 5:12 pm

Good movie i enjoyed it. x

pa04is
pa04is
July 28, 2020 7:45 am

I agree with Jessica. No gore. Well acted and well written.

Erfan
Erfan
October 30, 2020 1:30 am

Very good and great move.
And best artists

Mike Ehrmantraut
Mike Ehrmantraut
December 16, 2020 6:18 am

This was a very good movie. Well written, casted and acted. Virtually flawless. Granted, there was no guys, gore, or human excrement, it had all the makings of the great psychological thriller. Bravo, EUM… you’ve done it again!

How is it you guys find all these wonderful movies I’ve never heard of?

Guess I’ve been looking in all the wrong places.

pain
pain
December 23, 2020 3:52 am

Definitely top 10 best movies of all time In my perspective. 10/10

OJ
OJ
December 23, 2020 9:50 am

Good old fashioned movie, excellent choice of actors but a sad real story of a serial killer.

Ellroy
Ellroy
December 28, 2020 11:19 am

Globalement d’accord avec les commentaires précédents. C’est un téléfilm de qualité, l’écrasement politique et bureaucratique est assez développé, mais le travail sur la psychopathologie du tueur est assez creuse, de même pour l’intervention assez maigre du psychiatre de l’époque. Rendre l’incapacité idéologique à admettre de tels crimes en union soviétique c’est bien vu, mais le travail de fond sur l’énigme du tueur en est sa plus grande faiblesse.

Alice
Alice
March 15, 2021 10:38 am

A gripping movie, the dialogues are elegantly-written, the acting is convincing I was hooked to the movie from start to finish…I love the opening theme as well… It’s scary to know that it’s based on an actual crime…This film also shows that good, honest people usually work in the nest of egoistic snakes, their efforts could’ve ended the consequent murders if the samples were not tampered with

Matisse Famke
Matisse Famke
March 28, 2021 8:14 am

Whomever transliterated the subtitles of this pièce de résistance, should be contritely attritional.

Glum.Sullen
Glum.Sullen
Reply to  Matisse Famke
July 23, 2021 12:28 am

Oh the irony lmfao.

Eevie
Eevie
Reply to  Glum.Sullen
January 15, 2022 12:32 am

She/He tries. Hard.

Dmt_Perception
Dmt_Perception
Reply to  Eevie
January 15, 2022 7:45 pm

Far, far too hard.

FlowaPowa
FlowaPowa
Reply to  Matisse Famke
January 15, 2022 11:34 pm

Whomever writes like they’ve just raped the everliving shit out of a thesaurus to sound intelligent online when in reality they make themselves look like a total dipfuck, should be contritely attritional.

Hala
Hala
Reply to  Matisse Famke
January 16, 2022 5:29 am

“Whoever”.

Cyanide_Lollipop
Cyanide_Lollipop
January 11, 2022 10:40 am

What a great movie. Interesting story, good acting (pleasantly surprised to find Donald Sutherland here!) Well worth the watch. It’s effed up for the fact that it’s based on a true story; 35 kids were brutally murdered by a sick fuck in Russia. Doesn’t get more effed up than that.

movienthusiast11
movienthusiast11
January 11, 2022 2:37 pm

Damn 52 bodies, couldnt get any more disturbing and knowing that this actually happened irl. Thx for this, ejoyed it

444yman
444yman
January 12, 2022 5:06 pm

10 out of fucking 10

fred fat
fred fat
January 14, 2022 10:28 pm

russian accents are too laughable – couldnt take the film seriously

joe126
joe126
January 17, 2022 3:12 am

One of my fave serial killer movies.

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