Watch the premiere of graceland on usa on june 6: com/videos/graceland/promos/vid:2645972 facebook: com/chrisstu. Director mary harron fought tooth and nail for christian bale to play bret easton ellis's smooth yuppie killer (leonardo dicaprio was the studio's choice), and her decision is totally vindicated in this dark comedy drama bale is brilliant, boasting a flawless american accent and an impressively sculptured physique as the. Read the empire review of american psycho find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination. 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. Nathan: a lot of big-name directors and actors were attached to american psycho at various times, most notably oliver stone, before a relatively inexperienced, unknown director named mary harron ended up with the job harron gives the film an almost kubrickian coldness and detachment that perfectly. American psycho (2000) on imdb: movies, tv, celebs, and more.
American psycho directed by: mary harron starring: christian bale genres: black comedy, psychological thriller, satire, crime rated the #14 best film of 2000, and #898 in the greatest all-time movies (according to rym users. Audience reviews for american psycho ½ a brilliant horror film that has more than its fair share of dark humour a yuppie loses the plot and ends up killing people offin between facial packs, working out and dining at the best restaurants dean king super reviewer put on a show, christian spencer macklin. If alfred hitchcock were alive today, this is the type of film i could imagine him making: irreverent, funny (very), dark, and calculating the one element which links american psycho to contemporary cinema is the way it slowly, cleverly pushes toward the fuzzy boundary separating reality and fantasy, a narrative. Patrick bateman, the yuppie serial killer du jour created by bret easton ellis in the novel american psycho, is obsessed with all things superficial—a symbol of murderous, unchecked reaganism but those who read the book had to struggle —reach even—to come to such a conclusion, as ellis settles for.
Home film reviews january 20, 2000 11:00pm pt american psycho literary brat packer bret easton ellis' controversial 1991 tome -- arguably one of the most-loathed and least-read novels in recent memory -- undergoes a rather startling transformation via second-time feature helmer mary harron's razored. Then american psycho is the show for you, bringing the ruthlessness of a serial killer in an orgiastic bloodbath to its depiction of the decade that annihilated but the show is a very sharp, distinctly theatrical treatment of its source material, in many ways improving on mary harron's movie version from 2000. There's no question that patrick bateman, central character in mary harron's american psycho ‐ adapted from the novel by bret easton ellis ‐ is as in it, author ellis is quoted as saying he wasn't always a fan of the idea of his book as a movie because film “demands answers,” there must be always be. It's just as well a woman directed american psycho she's transformed a novel about blood lust into a movie about men's vanity a male director might have thought patrick bateman, the hero of american psycho, was a serial killer because of psychological twists, but mary harron sees him as a guy who's.
Stephen holden reviews movie american psycho, directed by mary harron from novel by bret easton ellis christian bale stars photos (m. American psycho” (made at the turn of the 21st century) is a significant connecting link between the ruthless culture of corporate greed revealed in oliver stone's seminal film “wall street” and the ascendency of donald trump to the throne of united states president it's notable that stone was temporarily. Did you know american psycho was directed by a woman read the full feminist break down of mary harron's film on the blog for day 20 of horrorthon. “american psycho” marks a new low for major releases those who've read my other spotlight reviews know i have a high tolerance for offensive material and i try to give credit for artistic merit wherever possible but i've walked out of a few films that i considered both offensive and pointless and except for my intending to.
It's just as well a woman directed american psycho, wrote roger ebert of harron in his review of the film she's transformed a novel about blood lust into a movie about men's vanity buffing out the sharper edges for turner's screenplay wasn't the only hurdle in getting american psycho to the screen. A yuppie wall street killer searches for fulfilment the best monster movie in years. Adapting bret easton ellis' controversial novel for the big screen was always going to cause a stir after all, here's a book whose graphic descriptions of torture , murder and cannibalism are so appalling that its original publisher refused to sell it how could anyone film those lurid accounts of mutilation,. American psycho has 190275 ratings and 8143 reviews brian said: jason, an old high school buddy, knew i was in manhattan for a few nights and asked to.
Amazoncom: american psycho [blu-ray]: christian bale, justin theroux, josh lucas, bill sage, chloë sevigny, reese witherspoon, samantha mathis, matt ross this smart, savvy adaptation by mary harron (i shot andy warhol) may be able to ride the crest of the notoriety prior to the film's release, harron fought a. American psycho debuted at the sundance film festival on january 21, 2000, and was released theatrically on april 14, 2000 the film received generally positive reviews and was a financial success, with critics mainly praising the screenplay and christian bale's performance, while criticism focused on its disturbing and. Sight unseen (except by attendees at the 2000 sundance film festival, where the movie premiered), mary harron's american psycho has already become one of the most controversial motion pictures of the year (making it a.
Making the cut movie audiences may love a bloody good serial killer, but american psycho's patrick bateman just doesn't hit the mark michael holden is your guide to the scariest screen slashers. American psycho movie reviews & metacritic score: based on the novel by bret easton ellis and featuring the sounds of huey lewis and other classic early 80s. American psycho film and book analysis the character of patrick bateman is a character who sulks in a deeply rooted hatred of himself he hates himself because he knows exactly the kind of shallow, empty person that he's become and he recognizes the kind of shallow empty society he is a part of. Synopsis: “patrick bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent he is twenty-seven and living his own american dream he works by day on wall street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with at night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.
What happens at the end of the film in order to understand the final scene of american psycho, it's key to remember the details of the sequence leading up to it -- and it all begins with a rather innocuous act: patrick bateman taking a trip to the atm this attempt to withdraw cash, however, winds up going in quite a.