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Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. ()

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A tale of ignorance, self-deception, and vanity. Documentarian Errol Morris sews together a patchwork of diverse viewpoints that seek to uncover the central mystery behind Fred Leuchter's motivations. (Lions Gate Films)

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Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. belongs to 23 collections
1. Rotten Tomatoes - over 95% (public: moderated by Pickpocket - 23 stars)
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Oct 14 fernsebner
80T6
Oct 14 sosadetz
65T5
Oct 03 kcrawford
83T4
Sep 08 Arberwaticus
89T6
Aug 01 HaileyS
92T8
Jul 01 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
78T8
May 12 ashfieldmall
70T6
May 01 KeanuGrieves KeanuGrieves
97T9
Mar 21 larshallgren
70T6
Mar 16 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
69T8
Mar 13 ssavage ssavage
70T6
Jan 09 leemarvins
82T6
Dec 20, 2016 jbissell jbissell
80T6
Dec 15, 2016 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
82T7
Leuchter is interesting character because he's so normal in so many ways, yet finds himself in this kafkaesque position of his own making. The world around him is strange and he feeds on it and becomes warped himself. Both his rise and his downfall are created by the same mix of luck and dogged single minded determination which makes this a film as much about his character traits and process as the man himself.
Nov 06, 2016 PaulB1 PaulB1
82T7
Oct 21, 2016 jerrywarton
72T8
Oct 15, 2016 beast beast
8T9
Sep 28, 2016 panchovilla
75T6
Aug 28, 2016 aliem aliem
6T4
Hate this freak
Jul 24, 2016 slug slug
6T3
Fred Leuchter is a little nerdy creep.
Jul 12, 2016 ribtin
68T5
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
100T9
Apr 26, 2016 rootbeercirc
86T9
Mar 31, 2016 michaelm2391
75T6
Feb 11, 2016 Ildorio10
90T8
Jan 02, 2016 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
39T9
Dec 14, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
70T1
Nov 07, 2015 timfilms
100T6
Nov 06, 2015 Niska Niska
32T5
Aug 24, 2015 mattjf19
80T8
Aug 20, 2015 Feraud Feraud
0T1
Aug 13, 2015 T86g
83T6
Aug 07, 2015 Xarnis Xarnis
56T3
Jul 27, 2015 atimetolive
4T9
Jun 26, 2015 chemical404 chemical404
60T6
The object of this documentary is a brainy, but totally socially and morally clueless, annoyingly ignorant person. Interesting docu.
Jun 22, 2015 Inkerictus Inkerictus
75T7
Jun 01, 2015 fungusgnat
59T4
May 18, 2015 zetes
80T7
May 13, 2015 aurifelix
60T5
May 10, 2015 IsaacR
75T7
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
70T4
Mar 13, 2015 10kfilms
87T9
Feb 20, 2015 Angliche92 Angliche92
80T9
Jan 31, 2015 Mattias1
80T9
Dec 10, 2014 roger-ebert
40T10
Dec 03, 2014 Lonewolf2003
70T4
Nov 12, 2014 Jorg
70T6
Oct 09, 2014 MaoMao
95T9
Sep 27, 2014 sunno sunno
8T8
Aug 25, 2014 Zipster
90T9
Aug 23, 2014 Bojangles Bojangles
55T6
Jul 15, 2014 GrimsChild GrimsChild
55T7
Jun 29, 2014 estragon
60T6
May 03, 2014 grade4
90T6
Apr 26, 2014 andymalafaia andymalafaia
60T7
Mar 29, 2014 RobG
80T5
Mar 29, 2014 puff puff
4T9
Feb 18, 2014 drdutw drdutw
90T10
Feb 17, 2014 STFUDonny STFUDonny
8T9
Feb 08, 2014 twincinema twincinema
85T9
Jan 25, 2014 ArticSounds ArticSounds
90T10
Dec 29, 2013 ewp1994
65T4
Dec 14, 2013 struan ()
89T9
Dec 05, 2013 Kisbye
80T9
Nov 28, 2013 debaser1985
77T9
Oct 25, 2013 TheSean
71T5
Sep 18, 2013 aaronwhat aaronwhat
60T3
Sep 02, 2013 TraverseTown TraverseTown
50T4
Aug 26, 2013 maborosi maborosi
78T8
Aug 16, 2013 monoglot
70T7
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
70T7
Jul 29, 2013 SickForay SickForay
82T9
Jul 14, 2013 soraxtm
90T10
Jul 04, 2013 donquixotic
65T7
Jun 30, 2013 ColonelTigh
93T7
Jun 06, 2013 Baby Sloth
95T10
May 21, 2013 Nepeta
70T5
About an expert on execution devices who fixed up and made equipment for death row and who would eventually be called on by a Holocaust denier to go to Auschwitz and try and prove that gas chambers were never used for mass executions there. A fascinating documentary about a deeply deluded and pitiable individual and his life story makes for some engaging watching. Occasionally Morris' stylistic choices rubbed me the wrong way (the flashy intro, the coffee montage, some odd bits of editing).
May 19, 2013 sixsmith
90T9
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
80T9
Mar 14, 2013 FuzzyChicken FuzzyChicken
89T9
Mar 01, 2013 benwetmore
90T8
Feb 18, 2013 jlandau63
43T4
Jan 14, 2013 JoeyWashout Joey_Washout
80T8
Jan 11, 2013 redacted redacted
61T4
1/3rd of the way through you get the feeling they've run out of material and are scratching the bottom of the barrel when they start delving into his coffee habit, things pick up again in a strange twist when the holocaust denying gets involved. I had two thoughts. One, he lied consistently to the camera and harbours some misguided views. Or two, a normal guy got caught up in the wave of interest in his work & preached what he thought were facts. Either way, don't mess with the Jewish lobby.
Jan 08, 2013 Heen
50T1
Jan 05, 2013 lucidquasar
70T5
Dec 15, 2012 jkwall jkwall
6T10
Dec 06, 2012 klea
68T8
Nov 23, 2012 bixmoore
84T7
Nov 19, 2012 comepelicula comepelicula
50T4
Oct 29, 2012 maclea434
100T8
Oct 25, 2012 pup pup
7T7
Oct 11, 2012 LouisLC
85T8
Sep 21, 2012 octanoid77 octanoid77
95T6
Aug 15, 2012 Antares Antares
75T8
Jul 14, 2012 ECSR
11T10
Jul 01, 2012 bsgb
70T6
Jun 15, 2012 gwynplaine gwynplaine
100T10
Jun 14, 2012 axleblaze axleblaze
90T8
A fascinating portrait of an utterly broken man that is so desperate for approval that he's willing to get it from Holocaust Deniers.
Jun 02, 2012 nrm4
72T8
May 08, 2012 dsjoerdsma
75T7
Apr 18, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
77T7
Mar 08, 2012 jodamico jodamico
80T8
His prickish naiveté - like the assumption that they were only executing 50 at a time - is so despicable this is hard to watch. It's important viewing, but a hard slog.
Mar 04, 2012 BartonFink
8T9
Feb 15, 2012 sillstaw
90T9
Feb 14, 2012 Prototype625
78T6
Feb 13, 2012 Quimbo Quimbo
84T9
Really incredible. Does a great job of introducing the man, and allowing you to see how his mind works (or doesn't). And then follows him into the rabbit hole. Leuchter probably isn't a bad person. But man, does he get in deep.
Feb 11, 2012 colorbuf
70T1
Jan 29, 2012 understamp understamp
75T8
Dec 28, 2011 GodlessNoble
90T10
Nov 10, 2011 filmaffinity filmaffinity
72T9
Nov 02, 2011 Bacchanalian Bacchanalian
90T10
Oct 27, 2011 soybomb42
88T9
Oct 07, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
73T10
Sep 29, 2011 NRM03
74T8
Sep 15, 2011 dedalive
85T7
Sep 07, 2011 Duval Spit
84T6
Sep 07, 2011 TenSpades
60T2
Aug 05, 2011 Meta_Critic Meta Critic
78T9
Jul 30, 2011 Not_the_One Not-the-One
2T2
Jul 30, 2011 alexandrsaar alexandrsaar
80T8
Jun 26, 2011 chadvercetti chadvercetti
90T10
May 30, 2011 Bandy Bandy
75T6
May 22, 2011 rant1229 rant1229
4T7
May 14, 2011 jonnykungfu
75T7
May 13, 2011 zmt311 zmt311
72T6
Apr 20, 2011 NRM01
79T10
Apr 18, 2011 CriticalMaus
95T7
Mar 29, 2011 VinegarBob VinegarBob
80T8
Mar 03, 2011 rpowell
28T8
Jan 29, 2011 jnmovie jnmovie
84T8
Jan 18, 2011 upagainst upagainst
90T7
Jan 09, 2011 yamface yamface
6T6
Dec 27, 2010 Schismchasm Schismchasm
84T9
Dec 03, 2010 stailea
85T6
Dec 01, 2010 by_Devol by Devol
78T6
Nov 14, 2010 filmguy
40T3
Nov 13, 2010 guana guana
25T6
Oct 17, 2010 theguest
61T6
Oct 09, 2010 catfacer catfacer
70T6
Oct 02, 2010 closedmouth closedmouth
80T6
Sep 26, 2010 cwratliff
92T8
Sep 13, 2010 wisseh
88T9
Sep 10, 2010 O_o
88T8
Sep 07, 2010 Andrew_Rusin HarryLangdon
30T1
Aug 12, 2010 Coheed
40T2
Aug 12, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
74T7
Aug 03, 2010 chiphall72
76T7
Aug 03, 2010 Putty
89T8
Jul 24, 2010 Jurispathic Judge Holden
5T7
Jul 15, 2010 Moribunny Moribunny
83T10
Arendt may have been wrong in ascribing "the banality of evil" to Eichmann who was directly in charge of murdering half a million people, but it may apply to Morris' anti-hero Fred Leuchter. This beautifully devised, shot and edited documentary seeks to understand and relate to him, we even sympathize with him, but at no point is it unclear that he is horribly misguided. We do get the picture that he is driven by no hate whatsoever. He is clever and coolheaded but stubbornly ignorant and vain.
May 29, 2010 Cantstopdrew Cantstopdrew
91T10
Mar 24, 2010 Shades.
90T6
Mar 09, 2010 Zaba Zaba
96T10
Feb 18, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
80T10
Jan 25, 2010 LetsGoEatHuh LetsGoEatHuh
70T9
Jan 20, 2010 kneudorf kneudorf
60T8
Jan 12, 2010 Risselada Risselada
87T9
Jan 02, 2010 exolstice exolstice
80T6
Jan 02, 2010 princegom
80T9
Dec 07, 2009 DavidBlast DavidBlast
80T8
A chilling documentary that shows why you should never question popular history.
Nov 26, 2009 oread oread
81T9
Nov 24, 2009 Jackson R
79T5
Nov 22, 2009 Jazzaloha
57T3
Nov 04, 2009 jeanlucgodot jeanlucgodot
85T7
Oct 06, 2009 ehrenkm
90T9
Oct 04, 2009 winds winds
4T3
Oct 03, 2009 bluesoul bluesoul
79T6
Sep 11, 2009 negative
2T6
Aug 30, 2009 sebby sebby
70T7
Oh Freddie, you're such a charmer.
Aug 24, 2009 chalkeater
91T8
Aug 20, 2009 alexwilson
98T10
Aug 14, 2009 hereslucas lucbapt
75T4
Aug 11, 2009 filmcricket
85T10
Aug 09, 2009 burnmp3s burnmp3s
81T7
Jul 26, 2009 nmallin
95T9
Jul 26, 2009 PaulMorel
85T9
Jul 19, 2009 mtadkins mt.adkins
82T7
Jul 19, 2009 Slipperytoad Slipperytoad
85T8
Jul 17, 2009 milopalmer
90T2
Jul 13, 2009 ronmel
90T8
Jul 09, 2009 fudgieb fudgieb
78T4
Never quite as riveting as the title leads you to believe. The guy is a complete douche and it's hard to center a movie around someone you care so little about.
Jun 11, 2009 alderwood
70T8
May 31, 2009 CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
92T10
May 23, 2009 spiritofeden
71T8
May 19, 2009 OMercyMe33
75T6
May 16, 2009 LRibeiro
81T8
May 14, 2009 dylanba1
80T6
May 11, 2009 electriccafe electriccafe
80T8
Apr 29, 2009 Landstander
8T9
Apr 21, 2009 gbm
65T3
Apr 15, 2009 imdb imdb
74T9
Mar 29, 2009 kyleloomis kyle.loomis
10T10
Mar 26, 2009 comanchex
88T9
Mar 01, 2009 Doggreen
87T8
Feb 06, 2009 cblur21
75T8
Jan 03, 2009 TJ Ximenez
100T9
Jan 01, 2009 RealMacgyver RealMacgyver
50T2
Jan 01, 2009 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
70T8
Dec 27, 2008 manewitz
90T9
Dec 19, 2008 Jesuflesh1
89T9
Nov 14, 2008 postmodifier postmodifier
80T7
Nov 09, 2008 sensei sensei
85T9
Errol Morris should've played this documentary entirely straight. Instead, he added 5 - 10 unnecessary minutes and some slanted editing to make it clear that the film's agenda does not support holocaust revisionism or Fred Leuchter. The rest is so exceptional that I cannot help but be a bit disappointed.
Oct 30, 2008 Kieron
83T8
Oct 25, 2008 unluvable unluvable
70T5
Oct 24, 2008 tonyx tonyx
66T4
Oct 10, 2008 Hesitations
80T7
Sep 22, 2008 AshWilliams AshWilliams
88T9
Another great Errol Morris movie!
Sep 16, 2008 salihertek salihertek
89T7
Sep 16, 2008 rettelo rettelo
78T6
Aug 29, 2008 JooJoo JooJoo
5T8
Aug 25, 2008 coltrane
3T3
Aug 07, 2008 Johnny Logic
83T8
Aug 06, 2008 goran
64T6
Aug 03, 2008 landpwner
61T5
Jul 28, 2008 chinless
49T4
Jul 17, 2008 Scottathon Scottathon
47T2
Jul 04, 2008 purity
2T6
May 27, 2008 Boobjuice Boobjuice
75T8
Saw this years ago and remember being thoroughly spooked by the level of delusion this guy employs to justify his existence to himself... or something. Errol Morris is the reliable workhorse of documentarians.
May 19, 2008 Mingus
2T6
May 02, 2008 borges
5T9
May 01, 2008 hoolie
98T10
Apr 28, 2008 MrsEmmaPeel MrsEmmaPeel
70T3
Apr 27, 2008 Slvbarek Actionberg
85T9
Apr 11, 2008 sengir sengir
81T8
Mar 18, 2008 RNG
14T2
Mar 07, 2008 ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
70T9
Feb 25, 2008 darn1207 darn1207
79T8
Feb 19, 2008 Teorema
96T8
Dec 21, 2007 volver
70T7
Dec 10, 2007 lisko
70T6
Dec 07, 2007 welike
20T5
Nov 28, 2007 sparrow02
92T8
Oct 26, 2007 jennybento
98T10
Oct 22, 2007 issou
88T9
Oct 20, 2007 Icarus Icarus
60T3
Oct 17, 2007 primitive
90T9
Oct 17, 2007 Jaze
75T7
Sep 28, 2007 pcd7
85T6
Sep 07, 2007 docpotato
95T10
Sep 06, 2007 amerigo amerigo
87T9
Aug 25, 2007 ntlc23
88T8
Aug 21, 2007 wokelstein wokelstein
86T8
Aug 20, 2007 burhenn
100T10
Aug 13, 2007 Finster Finster
88T7
Aug 13, 2007 laika laika
72T6
Aug 13, 2007 slashgod slashgod
73T6
Aug 13, 2007 jsnruf jsnruf
70T7
Aug 13, 2007 IMPERIALIST IMPERIALIST
95T8
Aug 13, 2007 Ronin167 Ronin167
77T8
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