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Based on 35 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    An uneven movie that nonetheless bristles with stinging wit and exerts a perverse fascination. show more

  • 63
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Harron validates and largely clarifies the work. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Exceedingly well cast and assembled with flashy visuals and pacing by Harron, this period piece is diminished by its relative pointlessness. show more

  • 38
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A high-end version of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" set in the rarefied bistros, boites and brokerages of Yuppie Manhattan in the 1980s. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The real highlight is when Bateman and his co-workers compare custom business cards in a grueling, ego-shattering game of one-upmanship that is so linked to their sense of self it might as well be Russian roulette. show more

  • 71
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    The film's details are spot-on, its tone ludicrously ironic, and its casting deft. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Christian Bale is heroic in the way he allows the character to leap joyfully into despicability. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Has the feverish intensity of a bad dream, leavened with a subversive sense of humor that is both sophisticated and cracked. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    A withering condemnation of a culture where greed is a virtue, a culture that you don't have to feel guilty for laughing at. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A second-rate nightmare: the Reagan generation meets Leatherhead with flickers of brilliance drowned in blood and snobbery, a corpse dressed by Bloomingdale's. show more

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