The charismatic and explosive performance of Eric Bana holds together the conventionally plotted film. Bana is a stand-up comic who was recommended for the role by the real Chopper. Director/writer Andrew Dominik, who previously directed music videos, gives his feature debut a vivid and grisly atmosphere. To emphasize Chopper's increasing paranoia, colors are both intensified and washed-out. The film disappoints when it comes to explaining how Chopper's memoirs made him a celebrity. Starring Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon and David Field. Directed and written by Andrew Dominik. Produced by Michele Bennett. No distributor set. Drama. Not yet rated. Running time: 96 min.