American Psycho - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

American Psycho Reviews

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Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
| Original Score: 5/10
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 15, 2002
When not bludgeoning a business rival with an ax, well-heeled killer Patrick Bateman bludgeons the audience with the film's messages.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 1, 2000
A wimpy horror movie that could have been so much better.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The film left me with an empty feeling...
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
As it nears a conclusion, the picture becomes almost as empty as the title character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
...a dark satire, a black comedy, and a slick slasher rolled into one.
| Original Score: 6/10
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
I wish I hadn't seen it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
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.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Well-filmed, well-acted and certainly riveting, American Psycho nonetheless is a movie without heart about a man without heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
All we get is a second-rate nightmare.
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Harron can't find an angle, therefore a reason, to have made a film of this book -- beyond the simple fact that she could.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
Much of American Psycho feels like déjà vu.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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?
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
American Psycho is seamless in its inability to engage emotionally, message or no message.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
Despite a game performance from Christian Bale, American Psycho never quite achieves lift-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Those looking for an exploration of what makes an American Psycho tick are bound to be disappointed, as are those looking for a good scary film.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
February 6, 2002
Decidedly out of date.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
Are you, more or less, setting yourself up for disappointment if you go to see a film adaptation of one of the most powerfully written novels you can recall reading?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Rayns
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
The problem, again, is the book, an insurmountable obstacle. If Harron and Turner had set out to make a real movie on these themes, they would never have started from a script like this.
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