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American Psycho Reviews

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July 31, 2017
Like all great films, "American Psycho" is one you can discover something new in regardless of how many times you've seen it.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
April 29, 2014
A bloody, gruesome black comedy that's not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 28, 2011
A brave adaptation of a bracing book.
March 28, 2011
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.
March 28, 2011
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?
March 28, 2011
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?
March 28, 2011
It needs to be seen and appreciated, like a serpent in a glass cage.
November 20, 2010
The movie is elegantly shot, but based on what's on screen, it's hard to tell what motivated Mary Harron to direct this emotionally vapid feature
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 25, 2010
Mary Harron asks what's more unnerving - exaggerated, imagined violence or vacuous realities some wish to be real, psychosis as much in the construct as the character. Thus, "Psycho's" savagery goes beyond a simple screed against 1980s excess and greed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 11, 2010
much like the 80's era that it personifies
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 7, 2008
Harron' s incisive eye and Bale' s bravura performance carry the day.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 2, 2008
American Pyscho is one of those films that makes you laugh uncomfortably throughout and you just walk away feeling disgusted. The flick is definitely an underrated masterpiece.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 30, 2008
Harron's Psycho reps an impressive reclaiming of dubious material.
March 31, 2008
Conceptually, this savage cartoon ends up as trapped in surfaces as its shallow antihero: it's all dressed up with nowhere to go.
July 23, 2007
One can picture Kubrick handling this material with a similar elegant malevolence.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 14, 2007
The real shame about Psycho is that there are glimmers of the very smart satire that could've been.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 26, 2006
It's a highly entertaining movie with enough edgy humor to prickle our senses.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
The film makes wonderfully unsettling entertainment; crucially -- and gloriously -- Bale nails Bateman with a sublimely dead-eyed and deadpan performance.
June 24, 2005
Mary Harron and Christian Bale create an almost magical balance between the tragic and comic elements of this story.
April 9, 2005
Production designer Gideon Ponte gives a terrific look to the film, with a hard, ultramodern design that lends sterility to Patrick's personal killing field.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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