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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.
May 21, 2018
A classic. An impressive horror film, which is very effective and disturbing, showing us the sick fantasies of a psychopath, and that's all thanks to a bone chilling performance by Christian Bale. The screenplay is well written, the cinematography is nice and I also liked the suddle sense of sick humor to it. A gastly gripping movie, and one of the best horrors I've seen a while, and the twist ending will leave you stunned. Great film and recommended !!
½ April 16, 2018
Sorry I just can't like this movie I don't see what everybody sees in the it's so boring
April 3, 2018
"Podemos sempre ser mais magros, ter um aspeto melhor" - Patrick Bateman.

American Psycho retrata a vida de um executivo rico em Nova Iorque que trabalha em Wall Street, de nome Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale). Bateman é um homem formoso, bem educado e inteligente. Tem vinte sete anos e vive o sonho americano à sua maneira. Acredita numa dieta equilibrada e exercício físico regular, assim como a utilização de cremes faciais masculinos para exorbitar a sua beleza. Até aqui tudo normal. Nada normal é tudo o que vem de seguida.

Esta crítica deve ser orientada a partir da personalidade narcisista e sedenta deste senhor, pois é exatamente esse o propósito da obra, criticar um tipo de personalidade que foi recorrente na década onde se passa o filme (1987), e que ainda é recorrente nos dias de hoje. Passo a explicar.

Adaptado do best seller de 1991 de Bret Easton Ellis, o filme retrata o consumismo, o materialismo, a vaidade e a ganância, através das atitudes do nosso protagonista. Há inclusive uma cena onde um grupo de empresários comparam os seus cartões de negócios, discutindo as palavras, os acabamentos, a textura, a espessura, entre outros. A sua masculinidade é discutida através de cartões. Competem através de rivalidades como roupas, salários, e quem consegue obter as reservas nos melhores restaurantes da zona.

Por fora têm tudo para parecerem importantes, mas é tudo um engano. São espaço vazio. O filme até brinca com uma situação em que Bateman é tão parecido com um dos seus colegas (Jared Leto), que por vezes são confundidos um com o outro. O que obviamente não pode ser, segundo os interesses do nosso psicopata).

Estamos perante uma personagem desprovida de empatia. Tudo o que procura é a satisfação do seu ego. Durante o dia, cuida de si por inteiro, procura aceitação geral, anseia ser o melhor, conseguir o melhor. Todo muito metódico e organizado. Durante a noite, sem outro objetivo na vida, urge uma vontade de assassinar, desagradavelmente, pois a sua sede de ganância e poder desmedido não lhe deixam alternativa. Existe uma imensa necessidade de se sentir superior, uma necessidade interminável e devastadora para o próprio.

A intenção de comédia negra é explícita. De certa forma, haverá muita gente que conseguirá relacionar-se com este indivíduo, por muito estranho que pareça. Afinal de contas, querer ser o melhor, querer muito algo ou conseguir um determinado objetivo são sensações desejamos. O filme exibe essa ideia em proporções assustadoramente dramáticas.

Realizado e escrito por Mary Harron, American Psycho é executado de forma imaginativa e detalhada, com uma performance tremenda de Christian Bale. Harron não só realizou como também escreveu o argumento, com Guinevere Turnere, onde estruturaram as cenas e idealizaram frases simples mas memoráveis. O final ambíguo é a cereja no topo do bolo que dá que pensar. Mas não se enganem. Se Bateman tivesse menos posses e mais empenho no trabalho, certamente muitas vidas teriam sido poupadas.

8,6/10
March 10, 2018
Original, graciosa y sorprendentemente profunda, American Psycho es una pelicula que nadie se tiene que perder.
March 10, 2018
Psychopathy in the super yuppie 1980s financial district, where a wolf in sheep's clothing runs rampant through the sea of fake grins and phony networking events. Christian Bale really made his name as a leading man in the role of Patrick Bateman, a move that looks bold and prescient in hindsight as many warned it would be career suicide. He's the motor behind this story, on-screen for basically the duration, and able to balance scenes of dark, black humor with later episodes that require him to come completely unhinged. The first hour is unspeakably funny, engulfing us in Bateman's daily ritual and knee-jerk lust for violence, in the masks he wears to pass muster and the hopelessly superficial assholes he hangs around with. It's absolutely loaded with classic scenes and quotable lines, like "Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?", "Don't just stare at it, eat it" and "My god, it's even got a watermark" and I could joyfully revisit any one of those snippets at the drop of a hat. Every time we start to think it's okay to cheer the serial killer, though, he pulls a blood-chilling stunt that makes us question our own judgment. As the film unfolds, he grows increasingly sloppy, desperately chasing the dragon until he's in so deep that there seems to be no escape. The climax is a big tonal swing, and though it flirts with the idea of a wild twist at the very end, a lot is left to the viewer and I don't think it completely arrives where it means to. Still, it's a relentlessly entertaining movie that toys with a broad range of emotions and gives us one of the decade's most memorable performances. I could watch this just about any time.
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