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American Animals (2018)

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Critic Consensus: American Animals tangles with a number of weighty themes, but never at the expense of delivering a queasily compelling true crime thriller.

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The unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they formulate a daring plan for the perfect robbery, only to discover that the plan has taken on a life of its own.

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"American Animals" is one of the year's smartest, most captivating films, and Layton stages it with the precision of a perfect crime.

June 22, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

[The kids'] meticulous preparations begin with typing "how to plan a heist" into Google and continue with watching every heist film ever made, though they manage to overlook the primary lesson of all such films-that something always goes wrong.

June 21, 2018 | Full Review…

It hits the usual genre beats, and plays a predictable rock soundtrack as it lurches between comedy and drama, but neither the story nor the characters really mesh.

June 21, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Takes a mild curiosity from a long-ago news cycle and elevates it into something singularly fascinating.

June 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A narrative drama wherein beats the heart of a documentary.

June 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"American Animals" is fascinating, funny and, in the end, deep.

June 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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