American Psycho (2000) Movie Review

American Psycho (2000)

2000 | R | Drama, Crime
102 minutes /

User Score: 64/100


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American Psycho Review

Synopsis:

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

American Psycho (2000) is directed by Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), The Notorious Bettie Page (2005), The Moth Diaries (2011)) on an estimated $7 million budget grossing $15 million at the box office. This movie is rated R for gore, sexuality, and many other demented reasons. This film is one hour and forty-two minutes of American Psycho as a crime drama and forgets about the horror genre? Read the ending of American Psycho explained here.

American Psycho is about Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale - The Dark Knight (2008), The Prestige (2006), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), The Machinist (2004)) who hides deadly intentions under the seemingly calm, stable, good looking persona on the outside. Bateman is wealthy, successful, and has a girlfriend that uses to hide his inner self; he is a psychopathic serial killer on the inside.

I find the insanity, acting, directing, and soundtrack a fantastic feast. American Psycho shows Patrick Bateman’s sanity holding by a thread. Not too far from some of the media postings on real life Bale, guess that is why he nailed this role. Just kidding, Bale is a great actor. The soundtrack, so many classics from the 80s just pull you into the film. The actors in this film all play their roles well and so realistically. The gore in this film is more than in many horror films. When Bateman falls into full insanity, all of the rules go out the door, and his inner demons are unleashed. What a movie, I will watch American Psycho periodically every few years because it is just one of those great movies.


About American Psycho (2000)

Title: American Psycho
Year: 2000
Runtime: 102 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Crime
Reviewer:
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.15/5 stars from 47 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 47
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Joseph Oliveira, Willem Dafoe, Reese Witherspoon, Chloë Sevigny, Bryan Renfro, Marilyn Burns, Christian Bale, Landy Cannon, Bill Sage, Matt Ross, Mark Pawson, Jared Leto, Guinevere Turner, Stephen Bogaert, Reg E. Cathey, Gunnar Hansen, Ronald Reagan, Marie Dame, Krista Sutton, Park Bench, Josh Lucas, Margaret Ma, Peter Tufford Kennedy, Cara Seymour, Lilette Wiens, Glen Marc Silot, Leanne Poirier Greenfield, Charlotte Hunter, Somaya Reece, Monika Meier
Writers: Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner
Director: Mary Harron

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