American Psycho Synopsis
An insane '80s-era yuppie (Christian Bale) indulges in kinky sex and mayhem.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Funny, pungent, and weirdly gripping.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
An uneven movie that nonetheless bristles with stinging wit and exerts a perverse fascination.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Has the feverish intensity of a bad dream, leavened with a subversive sense of humor that is both sophisticated and cracked.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The real highlight is when Bateman and his co-workers compare custom business cards in a grueling, ego-shattering game of one-upmanship...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Exceedingly well cast and assembled with flashy visuals and pacing by Harron, this period piece is diminished by its relative pointlessness.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Christian Bale is heroic in the way he allows the character to leap joyfully into despicability.
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Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
The film's details are spot-on, its tone ludicrously ironic, and its casting deft.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Harron validates and largely clarifies the work.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
In both senses of the word, American Psycho wastes its women.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A high-end version of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" set in the rarefied bistros, boites and brokerages of Yuppie Manhattan in the 1980s.
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I will even forego my distaste of nudity/sex in movies.......

By lovestalentmoviefan give this brilliant cinematic treat the nod it deserves. Amazingly executed satire on the self- absorption,consumerism and soul-lessness of the greed is good decade the 80s was,this film has...

Oscar worthy

By skywalker509
Christian Bale did a very dynamic job on the acting of patrick baitman. every motion, even emotions somewhat behind the eyes were expressed. The story had great depth to it, but you have to listen...

That's a very fine shardinae your drinking .

By Scoot M16
That line is great and this movie is something else. Christian Bale is a great actor and if you saw this movie you would want more of him. He plays a great psycho in this movie. DON'T JUST STARE AT...

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By karaokesinger050601
Before batman, there was Patrick Bateman. This is Bales best role ever. Even better than batman in my opinion. Best black comedy ever. If your into the insane and a funny horror movie. Don't pass...

So smart

By redyeah
This is definately the thinking man's serial killer. Christian Bale's performance in this is honestly his best in my opinion. To juggle these two personalities is a lot harder than Batman/Bruce...

Five Word Review

By chemicalrukkus
charming talent-driven mesmerizing complex stylish...

Everyone, please, "Say no to Psychos"

By randomskill
With a plot that only a psychopath would understand, American Psycho explicatively exemplifies every aspect of what makes a movie confusing. An ending that will sure to leave you hanging, this movie...


By Sweetgurl
I loved this movie. Christian Bale has that getting away with murder face and he was amazing. I was a bit confused the first time i saw it but i still thought it was amazing....

A Serial Killer's Wit

By squidsquid
The dialogue in this movie goes a long way. It's what takes this slasher film and makes it a witty satire. You might cringe from the gory images, but at times you'll be laughing because of the...

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Rated R | For Language, Drug Use and Strong Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Bloody, gruesome black comedy that's not for kids.
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