Watch Ted Bundy
- 1 hr 39 min
Ted Bundy(2002) is a crime drama based on the true-life story of the notorious American serial killer, Ted Bundy, who confessed to murdering thirty women across seven states between 1974 and 1978. The movie, directed by Matthew Bright, follows the life of young Ted Bundy, a charismatic law student who has everything going for him. Ted is handsome, intelligent, and charming, but unknown to his friends and family, he has a dark side that he hides well. He is a psychopath and a necrophile who derives pleasure from killing and mutilating women. The movie opens with Ted Bundy (Michael Reilly Burke) being arrested by the police in the early hours of a quiet morning. The rest of the movie then follows Bundy's life from his early years, where he has a normal childhood, to his years in college, where he meets his first love, Lee (Boti Bliss), and gets involved in political activism. Ted Bundy continues to prey on unsuspecting women and escapes from several jails before being captured finally in Florida. During his trial, he maintains his innocence, but eventually confesses to the murders shortly before his execution in the electric chair. Throughout the movie, the audience is taken on a journey through Ted Bundy's life, and we get to see how this seemingly normal man commits such heinous crimes. The movie portrays Ted Bundy as a highly intelligent, manipulative, and unassuming person, who uses his charm and wit to lure his victims to their death. The movie's title character is played convincingly by Michael Reilly Burke, who delivers a chilling portrayal of Ted Bundy. Burke perfectly captures Bundy's charisma and manipulative nature, making him both charming and menacing at the same time. Boti Bliss also delivers an excellent performance as Lee, Bundy's first love, and the one person he genuinely cares about. The movie is well-paced, and the director has done an excellent job of balancing Bundy's crime spree with his personal life, making it more than just a standard true-crime drama. The movie uses dialogue from Bundy's real-life interviews and courtroom trials, adding to the authenticity of the movie. One standout scene is the courtroom scene, where Bundy, representing himself, cross-examines a witness. It is a masterclass in acting, and Michael Reilly Burke delivers Bundy's words with such conviction that it is both chilling and disturbing. The movie's intense scenes are not for the faint of heart, as they are graphically violent and explicit, and may leave some viewers feeling uncomfortable. However, the violence is not gratuitous, and it does serve to paint an accurate picture of the horrors that Ted Bundy inflicted on his victims. Overall, Ted Bundy(2002) is a well-made, thought-provoking movie that offers insight into the mind of one of America's most notorious serial killers. The movie is a must-watch for fans of true-crime dramas and anyone interested in the darker aspects of human behavior.