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American Animals (2018)


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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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Director Bart Layton's heist yarn is an exhilarating exercise in art imitating life (that was imitating art).

May 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Layton's attempt to complicate things only simplify them further, humiliating subjects who have already paid their debt to society. Spencer and co. haven't seen too many movies, they've just cast themselves in the wrong one.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

American Animals is ultimately a fairly straightforward heist movie, albeit a stylish and engaging one.

January 21, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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A crackerjack real-life heist thriller.

January 21, 2018 | Full Review…

A riveting college-boy crime caper that tiggers along on pure movie-movie adrenalin, before U-turning into a sobering reflection on young male privilege and entitlement.

January 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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Layton's style is in service of a story for which he never found the hook to justify telling it.

January 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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