Opening

63% The Maze Runner Sep 19
65% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
43% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
93% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

11% No Good Deed $24.3M
70% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
35% The November Man $2.8M
35% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

67% The Equalizer Sep 26
72% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
84% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Premieres Tonight

100% The Good Wife: Season 6
58% Madam Secretary: Season 1
—— Miss Marple: Season 6

New Episodes Tonight

—— American Dad!: Season 11
87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
53% The Lottery: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

91% Doctor Who: Season 8
—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
40% Intruders: Season 1
90% Outlander: Season 1

American Psycho Reviews

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The slick satire cleverly equates materialism, narcissism, misogyny, and classism with homicide, but you may laugh so loud at the protagonist that you won't be able to hear yourself laughing with him.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 28, 2011
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It's hard to summon up enthusiasm for a performance so rooted in bloody banality. I mean, as Patrick, Bale's most emotionally pressing dilemma is: Chainsaw or butcher knife?

Full Review Source: Washington Post

March 28, 2011
David Edelstein
Slate
Top Critic IconTop Critic

American Psycho is nearly perfect for what it is, but before we go on, we should ask what that actually amounts to. Can something with so rigid a thesis be a real work of art?

Full Review Source: Slate

March 28, 2011
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It needs to be seen and appreciated, like a serpent in a glass cage.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 28, 2011
Dennis Harvey
Variety
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Harron's Psycho reps an impressive reclaiming of dubious material.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 30, 2008
David Ansen
Newsweek
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Conceptually, this savage cartoon ends up as trapped in surfaces as its shallow antihero: it's all dressed up with nowhere to go.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

March 31, 2008

Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The film makes wonderfully unsettling entertainment; crucially -- and gloriously -- Bale nails Bateman with a sublimely dead-eyed and deadpan performance.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Clearly, Harron is sold on the Bateman-as-metaphor bit, and, like Ellis, she overconceptualizes everything.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 7, 2004
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic IconTop Critic

At once a sharp satire and an earnest study in the deadly consequences of moral vacancy.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 29, 2002
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Funny-one-minute, horrifying-the-next film.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A well-crafted yet essentially innocuous period piece.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 19, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
Top Critic IconTop Critic

An uneven movie that nonetheless bristles with stinging wit and exerts a perverse fascination.

| Original Score: 4.5/5

May 10, 2001
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A visually chilly but often very funny satire of American greed and conspicuous consumption.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

March 21, 2001
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It represents one of the most daring, inventive, and invigorating movies to reach the screen during the dreary first half of 2000.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Toothless and empty.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Entertaining and amusing.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

January 1, 2000
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The movie has the feverish intensity of a bad dream, leavened with a subversive sense of humor that is both sophisticated and cracked.

January 1, 2000
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
Top Critic IconTop Critic

As the antihero himself sneers at the bloody finale, 'This confession has meant nothing.' It's a form of poetic justice that American Psycho would be impaled on its own point.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Wickedly funny when it bares its fangs.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The movie is not comedy, but it is joyously mean and evil, somewhat in the tone of Blue Velvet.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 1, 2000
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Much of American Psycho feels like déjà vu.

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Period piece or not, Psycho further extends the current screen cycle devoted to professional male malaise Office Space, Fight Club, American Beauty.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
John Hartl
Seattle Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Just doesn't make the case that this book was worth filming.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

January 1, 2000
Tom Long
Detroit News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Well-filmed, well-acted and certainly riveting, American Psycho nonetheless is a movie without heart about a man without heart.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
Top Critic IconTop Critic

By no means a crowd pleaser, but it uses intelligent satire to make a pungent statement about the shallowness of modern society.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

January 1, 2000
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Stillborn, pointless piece of work.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A lot less scary!

January 1, 2000
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
Top Critic IconTop Critic

American Psycho is seamless in its inability to engage emotionally, message or no message.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

January 1, 2000
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A misfiring black comedy.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Christian Bale is heroic in the way he allows the character to leap joyfully into despicability; there is no instinct for self-preservation here, and that is one mark of a good actor.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Peter Brunette
Film.com
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Harron's adaptation of Ellis's novel is brilliant, probably better than the book itself.

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The book seems a case of the prurient condemning the prurient. It's cynical junk masquerading as social comment. The film is, finally, only a slicker packaging of it.

January 1, 2000
Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The film's details are spot-on, its tone ludicrously ironic.

January 1, 2000
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Although I've heard both the film and the book described as dark satire, not much here resembles wit.

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Funny, pungent, and weirdly gripping.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

January 1, 2000
Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

At the heart of the film is a star-making performance by the handsome Welsh actor Christian Bale.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic IconTop Critic

All we get is a second-rate nightmare.

January 1, 2000
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Bale delivers these lectures without irony and with the same studied lack of passion with which he delivers a deadly blow.

January 1, 2000
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile