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Video Review: 'American Psycho'

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American Psycho

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
103 minutes
Wide Release Date:
04/14/00
performer:
Christian Bale, Reese Witherspoon, Willem Dafoe, Chloë Sevigny, Justin Theroux
director:
Mary Harron
author:
65382, 72353
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C+

When it sticks to the details (obsessive male grooming, business card envy, the importance of scoring a ”res” at the hottest boîte), American Psycho, based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel, is an apt, often funny satire of ’80s materialism. But that satire veers disturbingly off target with its equation of yuppie heartlessness with misogynistic serial killing. C+

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