I have come to acknowledge and accept my mental illness for some time now. For the most part I have…
I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Driver: Do you like Mary Harron’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho?
Snooty Film Analyst: It’s OK.
Driver: The later scenes are a little too abstract for my tastes, but when Bateman’s monologuing carries on throughout all 102 minutes, I think it really comes into its own, commercially and artistically. The whole film has a clear, crisp look, and an old sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives Andrzej Sekula’s cinematography a big boost. Mary Harron's been compared to David Fincher in the final scenes, but I think Mary has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humour.
Snooty Film Analyst: Hey, Driver.
Driver: Yes, Analyst?
Snooty Film Analyst: Why are their notes scattered around the place concerning theories…
Christian Bale deserved an Oscar.
Sorry this review is so short, I have to return some videotapes.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Harold, it's Bateman, Patrick Bateman. You're my lawyer so I think you should know: I've killed a lot of people. Some girls in the apartment uptown uh, some homeless people maybe 5 or 10 um an NYU girl I met in Central Park. I left her in a parking lot behind some donut shop. I killed Bethany, my old girlfriend, with a nail gun, and some man uh some old faggot with a dog last week. I killed another girl with a chainsaw, I had to, she almost got away and uh someone else there I can't remember maybe a model, but she's dead too. And Paul Allen. I killed Paul Allen with an axe in the face, his body…
A social satire on the materialistic, self-obsessed & money-driven yuppie generation of 1980s America that also mocks male narcissism in the process, American Psycho presents a community made up of people who have all the luxury that money can buy yet no individuality of their own, a world where everyone looks, dresses & acts exactly the same, and measure themselves only by their external appearances & material possessions.
Based on the novel of the same name, American Psycho tells the story of Patrick Bateman; a wealthy, narcissistic & material-obsessed investment banker living in New York during the late 1980s who's a stereotype of the yuppie generation and leads a secret life as a serial killer. But the mask of outer perfection he's put up…
So that was rather surprising.
The first time I watched this was not long after I had read the book. The book left me shocked, bewildered and in awe of the deeply dark and gruesome satire Brett Easton Ellis had written. It highlighted an era that focussed on self improvement, image and acquiring wealth. Ellis' novel comments on this in the most horrible way, through the completely and utterly insane Patrick Bateman. This is perhaps the shallowest and vilest protagonist I've ever come across in a novel. And he has to be as the true strength in Ellis' novel is that he condemns him and what he stands for. It is too easy to go along with the controversy surrounding…
if a man says this is his favorite movie run away quickly Perhaps
La cinta se balancea peligrosamente entre representar el cinismo y ser cínica ella misma. Creo que consigue salvarse de la tragedia porque ese final deja claro que se ríe de todo, incluso del mismo espectador.
"There are no more barriers to cross. My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this, there is no catharsis; my punishment continues to elude me, and I gain no deeper knowledge of myself. No new knowledge can be extracted from my telling. This confession has meant nothing."
American Psycho is the pinnacle of madness. Never has the lust to simply kill, just for the pleasure of it, narrated so furiously and extravagantly. Never has a movie been so indulgent in petty sexism and lofty materialism, that the central character…
A crazy, fun and all round messed up (but in a good way) movie
Do you like Phil Collins? Ah I could go on for days with the quotes. An absolute classic in my eyes. What a performance from Bale, which he did not Bale on. The hilarious dark humor, and the soundtrack just all the tools for a great film. Now I suggest to go and watch it, its not for everyone. Now I'm am going to go and return some video tapes
me when Bateman killed people: ok
me when Bateman threathened a cat with a gun: a true psycho
FUcking amazing movie. Christan bale absolutley nailed this role. So suspenful, you care so much abot the characters. The movie makes you really hate Patrick Bateman, usualy thats a bad things in movies, but not in this one. You see how bad of a person he is.
i've got to return some video tapes
First of all i think this film is overrated. The story and Bale's acting was great but i think the movie lacks creativity and good directing . The scenes weren't that intriguing and I kinda got bored at some points during the film.
As i myself face people suffocated with consumerism and superficial thinking everyday i could easily relate to the protagonist in this movie . He was nothing , He was meaningless. The killing would give him value , killing has a meaning, killing is something deep and important and sometimes it's even necessary. We realize that he is a coward and at the same time he hates the people around him and wants to rip them off .…
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