Movies that are slightly off.
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…
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…
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…
if a man says this is his favorite movie run away quickly Perhaps
Nothing critiques the state of narcissistic yuppies of the late 80s better than a bloody Christian Bale running down the hall with a chainsaw.
All-in-all a great movie.
See I thought this film was good, but then I saw it a second time. Like, the end is this whole comment on society, but the rest of the movie is just fun horror? And it's like. Feels like the entire movie should've been more serious. But idk.
Christian Bale was really good though. I remember the first time I watched it I was certain he had won an oscar for this role.
Box office $ 34.3 million
American Psycho is a twisted very well made thriller with a knock out performance by Christian Bale from Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Prestige, and most recently Terminator Salvation. The rest of the cast including William Dafoe, Jared Leto, Chloe Sevigny, Josh Lucas, Samantha Mathis, and Reese Witherspoon in a small role turn in good performances but it's Bale who stands out amongst them. I won't say anything about the movie for anyone who hasn't seen it yet except that American Psycho is a thriller with some touches of dark humor powered by a great performance by Christian Bale as a wealthy New York banking executive with a taste for homicidal activities. The movie…
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Christian Bale gives his best performance as Patrick Bateman in this awesome character study that can be interpreted in many ways, which I like. Great film.
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Turned it off after a 1/2 hour. I pity the people the praise this "sadistic masterpiece."
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This is all about Christian Bale...he's pretty damn impressive as the psychopath slowly losing any sort of grip on reality. The film itself is good, but I can't pretend that it just wasn't as sick & violent as I would like for it to have been. Patrick Bateman is a truly twisted character; let his freak flag fly high. I know that somewhere early on in the adaptation of this from Bret Easton Ellis' novel, someone was going to make this a hardcore, sure to be X rated, celebration of lunacy & sex & violence. I would like to have seen that visual representation of the character.
A list that, if nothing else, proves the day-to-day usefulness of applied statistics.
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