American Psycho (2000) Movie Review

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American Psycho (2000)

2000 | R | Drama, Crime
101 minutes / 1h 41min

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American Psycho Plot Synopsis:

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

American Psycho (2000) Review

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.

  • American Psycho Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 9
  • Overall Score: 7.66
  • IMDB: 7.6
  • MetaCritic: 6.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.8

About American Psycho 2000

Title: American Psycho
Year: 2000
Runtime: 101 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Crime
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.83/5 stars from 416,020 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 416,020
MPAA Rating: R
American Psycho Cast Starring: Joseph Oliveira, Willem Dafoe, Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Chloë Sevigny, Chloë Sevigny, Ronald Reagan, Landy Cannon, Bill Sage, Matt Ross, Mark Pawson, Jared Leto, Stephen Bogaert, Bryan Renfro, Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen, Marie Dame, Samantha Mathis, Krista Sutton, Justin Theroux, Park Bench, Josh Lucas, Margaret Ma, Ross Gibby, Peter Tufford Kennedy, Guinevere Turner, Reg E. Cathey, Gina Diaz, Blair Williams, Brett Alexander Davidson
American Psycho Writers: Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner
American Psycho Director: Mary Harron
Production: Lions Gate Films
Language: English, Spanish, Cantonese
Country: USA, Canada