The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,660 horror articles & features | 6,975 horror movies | 1,565 horror reviews | 1,333 giveaways hosted | 226 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

The Terrifying Evolution of Horror Gaming Classic Horror Shows that should be Rebooted British Horror 'Whispers' Continues to Scare Up U.S. Audiences The Best Retro Horror Games
The 12th Annual Salt City Horror Fest Returns to New York this April Death By Sport: Surprise Sporting Goods That Kill Craig Rees and Keeley Hazell Haunted in 'Whispers' - OUT 21 March The Devil is Real as New 'Holy Terror' Trailer Makes its Debut

WIN a FREE iTUNES Download of GRANNY OF THE DEAD
WIN a FREE iTUNES Download of GRANNY OF THE DEAD
WIN The Autopsy of Jane Doe DVD, Shirt & Poster
WIN The Autopsy of Jane Doe DVD, Shirt & Poster


American Psycho
Buy from Play.com Buy from Zavvi.com

American Psycho (2000)

movie | Movie Details
Images, Posters, News
| Comments
Have your say

Plot Summary:
"Patrick Bateman, a young, well to do man working on wall street at his father's company kills for no reason at all. As his life progresses his hatred for the world becomes more and more intense. Based on the book by Bret Easton Ellis."


Review by
Phil Davies Brown
Follow me:
@horrorasylum
Review Date: 11 January 2004 My Rating: out of 5

 

Mary Harron's controversial 2000 film is just as hilarious as it was in theatres nearly 4 years later.

Christian Bale's tour de force performance successfully captures the world of the book and demonstrates how stressful the need to fit into society can be.

Cleverly written and wonderfully acted, the film is darkly comical with all manner of memorable quotes, my favourite occurs when Patrick Bateman is 'having drinks' in a nightclub with a dumb blonde. 'What are you into?' she asks, to which he replies 'Murders and executions'. She then responds by asking 'Do you like it? Most of the people I know in mergers and acquisitions hate it'.

The dialogue is excellently written and the actors play it so perfectly that it is as if they were born to play their respective roles.

The violent scenes are quite wince inducing, but are in no way as graphic as the novel's depictions.

My biggest problem with the film first time around was the ambiguous ending, however having since read the novel and watching it again, the ending worked really well.

OVERALL SUMMARY
A perfect portrait of a young man's decent into madness.




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



LATEST REVIEWS

The Witch Movie Review

The Witch

The Other Side of the Door Movie Review

The Other Side of the Door

The Conjuring 2 Movie Review

The Conjuring 2

The Bye Bye Man Movie Review

The Bye Bye Man

Rings Movie Review

Rings

The Boy Movie Review

The Boy

Red Christmas (Short) Movie Review

Red Christmas (Short)

Life Movie Review

Life

Whispers Movie Review

Whispers

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Movie Review

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A

Suspiria Movie Review

Suspiria

The Others Movie Review

The Others

Pod Movie Review

Pod

Ouija: Origin of Evil Movie Review

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Inn of the Damned Movie Review

Inn of the Damned

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN a FREE iTUNES Download of GRANNY OF THE DEAD WIN The Autopsy of Jane Doe DVD, Shirt & Poster
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Doug Hawley
Doug Hawley







Vampires.com Werewolves.com