American Psycho

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If it falls short of the deadly satire of Bret Easton Ellis's novel, American Psycho still finds its own blend of horror and humor, thanks in part to a fittingly creepy performance by Christian Bale.



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Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is a Wall Street yuppie, obsessed with success, status and style, with a stunning fiancée (Reese Witherspoon). He is also a psychotic killer who rapes, murders, and dismembers both strangers and acquaintances without provocation or purpose. Based on the controversial novel, the film offers a sharp satire to the dark side of yuppie culture in the '80s, while setting forth a vision that is both terrifying and chilling.

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Christian Bale
as Patrick Bateman
Willem Dafoe
as Det. Donald Kimball
Jared Leto
as Paul Allen
Josh Lucas
as Craig McDermott
Samantha Mathis
as Courtney Rawlinson
Reese Witherspoon
as Evelyn Williams
Matt Ross
as Luis Carruthers
Cara Seymour
as Christie
Bill Sage
as David Van Patten
Justin Theroux
as Timothy Bryce
Stephen Bogaert
as Harold Carnes
Reg E. Cathey
as Homeless Man
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A brilliant horror film that has more than its fair share of dark humour. A yuppie loses the plot and ends up killing people between facial packs, working out and dining at the best restaurants!

Dean King
Dean King

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Put on a show, Christian.

Spencer Macklin
Spencer Macklin

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It's all soooo predictable. Sunday. Monday. Tuesday. Yada, yada, yada. Everything. Even what people say. Especially what people say. The banality of the very height of civilization creeps through you, becomes you, how can one NOT feel ... worthless? Maniacal? Great fun look at modern obsessions. Loved it.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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I rewatched this for the first time in a long time . . . and I have to say WOW. Christian Bale is just crazy good in this film.

John Manard
John Manard

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