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American Psycho

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
American Psycho


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A young, handsome man with a Harvard education and success on Wall Street has terrible urges that take him in pursuit of women, greed, and murder.
Title: American psycho
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [United States] :, Lions Gate Home Entertainment,, [2005]
Edition: Killer collector's ed. uncut version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: audio commentary with Mary Harron; audio commentary with Guinevere Turner; deleted scenes; American psycho: book to screen (the book; the deal; the film; The pornography of killing: an essay by Hollly Willis); cast and crew commentary; The '80s: downtown; tv spots and trailers; trailer gallery.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000.
"Uncut version."
Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis.
Summary: A young, handsome man with a Harvard education and success on Wall Street has terrible urges that take him in pursuit of women, greed, and murder.
Audience: Unrated.
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Report This Jan 07, 2014
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This may sound strange, but i don't usually like movies about serial killer, even though i do love monsters and they kill plenty of people. However, i did like this movie. I found it unusual the way the killer acted and how he killed his victims. I must give Mr. Bale major kudo's for good acting and creating an unforgettable character. Also, i was a bit confused while watching this movie because there are scenes where i was not sure if it's happening then or in his mind. I enjoyed the music and it sound great on my HOMETHEATER. I give this movie 5 stars!!! What?? Yes, 5 stars!!! For an unusual serial killer, good music, good story, and great acting by Mr Bale. Beef paties filled with cheese, potato chips, large ice tea.

Report This Nov 19, 2013
  • IClare rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Provocative. Thought provoking. Interesting. Makes you go hmmm. And it was directed by a woman and the screenplay was written by a woman, which colors it differently--for me, and which I find really intriguing. I want to watch it again because there's definitely some blurred lines between what's reality and what's fantasy or hallucinations. The social commentary is very fitting for today's times. Christian Bale delivers a great performance! I wonder how he slept after making this film.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Extremely dark social satire/crime thriller. Surreal. I find it interesting that I was unaware previously that the director and the screenwriters were female. That puts a different spin on my perspective of the piece. Patrick Bateman is presented as a lunatic in the superficial, overindulgent, self-absorbed 'me' decade; an empty, psychotic narcissist in an empty world of misogynistic, 'Gordon Gekko' greed mongers with too much hair gel, envious of each others business cards. Christian Bale gives a stellar performance. Almost too convincing. The writing is brilliant, directing also. Misandristic? Feminist driven? I'm not sure. You be the judge. It's certainly not a flick I'll watch over and over again, though, that's for sure. A little too creepy. Well done, nevertheless. FIVE STARS.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • krystalamanda16 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

it was a great movie, but took too long to get to the point. The ending was ridiculous and in my opinion the second one was better and more focused.

Report This Aug 28, 2012
  • lasertravis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Somehow this movie will always be entertaining to me. The deadpan delivery of Bale saying some of the most funny things while doing some of the most violent things always cracks me up. Filmed beautifully. Great soundtrack. I don't know if it's for everyone, though. Graphic sex and violence. The ending never fails to have me shaking my head, though. Confusing.

Report This Aug 24, 2012
  • kurasawa1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a good movie

Report This May 17, 2012
  • darcerama rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not an easy film to watch, but because the director was a woman, I think she really got to the heart of the themes Christian Bale's character had delusions with. If you view this as an intellectual exercise, then you should definitely watch the extras on the dvd, the genesis of the making of the film from the book is very illuminating.

Report This Jan 27, 2012
  • cleverconnections rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This film is truly one of my favorites of all time. It is not a horror film or thriller as much as it is a social satire of the excesses of the 1980s and yuppie culture. Mary Harron's adaption is brilliant as it gets to the core of the story and leaves out extraneous elements of the book. There are so many hilarious moments. One must be able to just go with it. It was also great to see 10 years later when Reese Witherspoon gave the Oscar to fellow winner Christian Bale.

Report This Nov 21, 2011
  • bstudent rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

not my type of movie from the lifestyle to the music to the attitude to the murder's

Report This Aug 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is easily one of my favorite movies, the acting is terrific, the directing is superb, and the scripting is wonderful. This is one of those movies that I would highly recommend watching at least twice as you will surely miss little pieces here and there. If your not a fan of blood and excessive amounts of violence then stay away from this movie, but if you don't have a weak stomach and want to see a truly dark and disturbing film don't miss this one. I would recommend this to fans of the thriller genre.

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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • krystalamanda16 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

krystalamanda16 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Report This Aug 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

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Report This Aug 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Patrick Bateman (lying to Detective Kimball with a fake excuse): "Listen, you'll have to excuse me. I have a lunch meeting with 'Cliff Huxtable' (of The Cosby Show) at the Four Seasons in 20 minutes."

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Patrick Bateman: "I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip."

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Evelyn Williams: "Thousands of roses, and lots of chocolate truffles. Godiva. And oysters in the half-shell..." Patrick Bateman: (listening to a Walkman, narrating): "I'm trying to listen to the new Robert Palmer tape, but Evelyn, my 'supposed' fiancée, keeps buzzing in my ear." Evelyn Williams: "Annie Leibovitz. We'll get Annie Leibovitz. And we'll have to get someone to videotape. Patrick... we should do it!" Patrick Bateman: "Do what?" Evelyn Williams: "Get married. Have a wedding." Patrick Bateman: "No. I can't take the time off work."

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Patrick Bateman: "There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable... I simply am not there."

Report This Jan 27, 2012
  • cleverconnections rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have to return some video tapes.

Report This Aug 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

[Looking at Paul Allen's business card] Patrick Bateman: Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God, it even has a watermark!

Report This Aug 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jean: What's that? Patrick Bateman: Duct tape. I need it for... taping something.

Report This Aug 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Patrick Bateman: Do you know what Ed Gein said about women? David Van Patten: Ed Gein? The maitre 'd at Canal Bar? Patrick Bateman: No, serial killer, Wisconsin, the '50s. Craig McDermott: So what did he say? Patrick Bateman: "When I see a pretty girl walking down the street, I think two things. One part wants me to take her out, talk to her, be real nice and sweet and treat her right." David Van Patten: And what did the other part think? Patrick Bateman: "What her head would look like on a stick... " [laughs]

Report This Aug 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Patrick Bateman: You're a f**king ugly b**ch. I want to stab you to death, and then play around with your blood.

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Patrick Bateman: I don't want to get you drunk, but, ah, that's a very fine Chardonnay you're not drinking.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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