American Psycho (2000) C-97m. ? 1/2 D: Mary Harron. Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage, ChloŽ Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon. Unsuccessful adaption of Bret Easton Ellis novel about egotistical brute Bale, extremely successful businessman who kills people in his spare time. Film's only goal (and only purpose) is for an ironic satirical edge . . . and absolutely nothing else, despite Bale's dynamic performance. Climatic finale almost seems to belong in a different movie.