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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
Great performance by Bale but all around pretty boring movie about a wall-street yuppy psychopath.....
A disturbing and darkly hilarious satire led by a creepy performance from Christian Bale.
I was intrigued by the way this movie was filmed. It ropes you in. However, the more the movie goes on, the more the acting becomes dreary and nothing - at least to me, was shocking.
The ending didn't satifsy me either as we never know if it really was all in his mind. It was an attempt to make the next psycho but instead this movie falls flat.
Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole.
Don't think I've watched this since freshman year in college. Back then, I was afraid that someone would walk into the TV commons room in my dormitory during a sex scene and think I was a creep.
I forgot this film's complete and utter mastery of tone. The whole thing would unravel without everything feeling just off by just the right amount.
The smug, exaggerated masculinity of the yuppies is hilarious, but it is just as frequently cruel and terrifying. No better portrayals of this than Christian Bale talking about '80s pop music right before brutally murdering someone.
And there's something about this movie at this point in history that feels pertinent. Though it's satirizing '80s Wall Street culture, the cruelty and lack of factuality feel right at home this election season.
Those noir-esc shots would look great in B&W
not what i expected but really damn good. somewhere between thriller and comedy
this movie is the best movie ever!!!! if a movie could cure cancer and any illnesses it would be this. this movie put my life into perspective. this movie is bigger than the world and life itself. i wouldn't be a successful movie reviewer if it wasn't for this movie. thank u.
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