Thursday, June 30, 2016

American Psycho (2000)

Lions Gate Films
Directed by Mary Harron
My rating: 1.5 stars out of 4
(DVD, Lions Gate)

Egotistical Wall Street yuppie Christian Bale tries but fails to suppress his inner homicidal tendencies. He goes off on fellow workers he despises, but more often on the prostitutes he regularly invites to his penthouse apartment. One night he goes on a public rampage that gets the attention of the police. He confesses over the phone to his lawyer who thinks it is all one big joke. It is left up to the viewer to decide if any of it really happened. An uneasy mix of The Wolf of Wall Street and Texas Chain Saw Massacre, it fails as drama, horror or comedy. It feels more like a made-for-cable movie than a film, with a decidedly un-cinematic palette.

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