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October 24, 2018
Christian Bale's method acting takes the disturbing elements of this movie to a whole new level
October 14, 2018
Pretty unique psychological slasher film that doesn`t have a timeline or specific date in time. You could watch this film over and over again and no matter what, the film is meant to have no end but is always a delight.
½ October 5, 2018
Christian bale gives a fine performance and I admire it for its creepiness but it left me wanting more when it was over.
September 22, 2018
American Psycho is an original, well-directed film with one of the most twisted and insane characters ever brought to the big screen. Christain Bale as Patrick Bateman makes the movie what it is. It's still his best performance. The film is not for everyone I'll tell you that. It's a great dark comedy satire of narcissistic business people with an ending that's mind-bending. Great movie! My favorite movie directed by a woman. Now if you accuse me, I have to return some video tapes.
September 19, 2018
A brief adaptation of the book is a comic turn, and partly because the serial killer has become one of the cinema's stock characters this past decade. Bateman was clearly named to echo America's most famous movie psycho, Norman Bates, but the characters he most resembles are those more recent sociopathic figures fleeing from or attracted to the upper middle-class high life played by Edward Norton in Fight Club, Jude Law and Matt Damon in The Talented Mr Ripley, and Kevin Spacey in American Beauty.

American Psycho is a shallow movie, as two-dimensional as its hero, though in a performance that is convincingly American, eerily disturbing and edgily comic, Christian Bale brings Bateman to life.
½ September 2, 2018
This movie is messed up! It is certainly a strange journey, but I found that it loses its focus near the end.
½ August 24, 2018
Wow, what a weird and wonderful........ well actually just weird film. As Christian Bale's desire to look and be the best at what he does soon gets on top of him, anything or anyone that outdoes him usually pays the price in this sexually charged depiction of a psychos life. Despite heavy reference to brutality it's not as bloody as it sounds with much of the violence taking place off camera, as it focuses more on the psychological state of mind of the lead character. Compelling due to its obscure nature but somewhat confusing as we approach the concluding scenes. Still, who said it was ever going to be easy when trying to understand a mentalists state of mind.
August 24, 2018
damn good television.
½ August 22, 2018
Not a lot to say or see here.
August 21, 2018
"American Psycho" is a representation of materialism, narcissism, and nihilism for someone who wants to fulfill his desires and ego. This is about a serial murder, a satire black comedy movie which alludes a few things about it. Christian Bale as a lunatic fringe is one of the insane characters in this movie. This is a quite funny yet dark comedy satire movie that opens a lot of interpretations at the end of the movie.
August 12, 2018
Really bad - just strange and bizarre; I didn't get it.
½ August 8, 2018
American Psycho logra cautivar por su naturaleza y su concepto de normalidad humana, es lo suficientemente retorcida para hacerte pensar que este personaje esta haciendo lo correcto, gracias a su impecable actuación de Christian Bale este film logra convertirse en un juego mental entre lo que esta bien y lo que no .
August 5, 2018
Stylish and interesting take on a psyhopath, mostly driven by a great performance of Christian Bale.
July 22, 2018
unbelievable acting. a different and interesting story told in a very unique way. bale is amazing. lots of memorable scenes. however I wasn't a fan of how it all came together in the end (4 viewings)
July 18, 2018
Christian Bale's performance as a sociopathic serial killer here is one which manages to both make the audience laugh at him for his dry and sarcastic comments to others, yet also inspire an element of fear at the same time.
The music choices are excellent through the film in reflecting the inner workings of Bateman's mind and the film manages to create and build a real sense of tension both in its lead ups to each murder as well as a build up of tension within Bale's performance as well.

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the film is the way in which the dark humour displayed by Bateman and his desires to appear normal in the face of friends who really know nothing about him. This aspect of his character is somewhat moreso seen in the modern day with people crafting a perception of themselves through social media, and his dark humour is also something more prevalent in the modern day, making him almost a relatable character which may possibly reflect the true self that often is kept hidden from others.

Overall the film is well worth a watch being funny, intense and thought-provoking and contains a fantastically entertaining performance from Bale who carries the film almost entirely on his own.
½ July 9, 2018
Great, novel and this is a very good adaption.
½ June 19, 2018
he's not mentally ill, men just be like that
June 18, 2018
So utterly disturbing and one of the biggest unsolved plots of all time. Seriously, what really happened?
June 5, 2018
Such a confusing and shocking movie that only becomes more so leading up to the climax! It will have you laughing at the ridiculousness of it all while also making you want to turn away out of disgust. And the ending leaves for much debate about what actually happened.
May 25, 2018
One of my favorite movies of all time.
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