American Psycho

Release Date: April 14th, 2000

DVD Release Date: September 5th, 2000

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

In New York City in 1987, a handsome, young urban professional, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), lives a second life as a gruesome serial killer by night. The cast is filled by the detective (Willem Dafoe), the fiance (Reese Witherspoon), the mistress (Samantha Mathis), the coworker (Jared Leto), and the secretary (Chloƫ Sevigny). This is a biting, wry comedy examining the elements that make a man a monster.

Cast: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Reese Witherspoon, Samantha Mathis, Chloƫ Sevigny, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas

Director: Mary Harron

Genres: Horror , Dark comedy

Production Co: Lions Gate Entertainment, P.P.S. Films, Quadra Entertainment, Muse Productions, Edward R. Pressman Film Corp.

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Deception, Office, Girlfriend, Suspenseful, 2000s, Murder, Dark, New York City, Temptation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

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

  • 38
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

  • 71
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

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

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