I had been waiting such a long time to see American Psycho and a couple of months ago, I finally got round to watching it. When it was over I did not quite know what to say or think about the film. It was not that I did not enjoy it, I was not 100% sure what to expect in the first place. I decided to see it again and I am very glad that I did, because I absolutely loved it! I believe it was something to do with the fact that I already knew the storyline and what to expect from it. The first time I saw it I was a little confused and disappointed by the last scene, but the second time I realized that it is almost one of those stories that has many possible endings, depending on how the viewers look at it. The audience can make up for the ending for themselves, and that made me adore the whole movie even more! I could not stop myself from laughing in many of the scenes and I was thoroughly gripped throughout. I have no complaints about the movie what so ever and the length of the feature is not too long or short.
I do not recommend this black comedy and thriller movie to everyone, certainly not to people of a young age and it is not one to watch with the family, as it gets a bit inappropriate in some places. I also suggest that if you do watch this movie, it should be watched more than once.
Based on the acclaimed novel, this hell of a story tells of a young, well to do guy called Patrick Bateman (played fantastically by Christian Bale, who gives a powerhouse performance, and I must say that he plays this character with no faults in the least). Patrick is a well educated, intelligent and very handsome man. He is twenty-seven years of age, engaged to a rich, beautiful woman, and is living his own American dream. He works on Wall Street by day, earning a huge fortune to complement the one he was born with. As his life progresses his strong hatred for the world becomes more and more intense. Patrick's nights are soon spent in ways impossible to fathom. He descends into total madness as he experiments with fear and horrible violence. The brilliant Christian Bale plays this soul-less, purely obsessed with detail, modern monster whose zealous materialism and piercing envy fuels his homicidal activities!
American Psycho is stunning in every way and is both a great story and a terrific, yet twisted film. I have not yet read the book (Written by Bret Easton Ellis) but I will in the future, for this utterly compelling movie (directed extremely well by Mary Harron) has defiantly had a big and positive impact on me.
The entire cast, such as Chloe Sevigny, Willem Dafoe, Reese Witherspoon, Jared Leto, Matt Ross, Josh Lucas, Samantha Mathis, Chloe Sevigny, William Sage, Cara Seymour, Guinevere Turnergive and Justin Theroux deliver really impressive performances, but I have to say that it is Christian who completely steals the movie as the mentally insane killer. His portrayal of the obsessional, unlikeable psychopath is unbelievably convincing and I am rather pleased that he got so much great praise for his amazing acting in this fabulous movie. His best ever work, for sure and his part in the film positively proves that he is one rare, magnificent actor.
The costumes and make-up in American Psycho are totally dazzling and gorgeous. The script is spot on and the soundtrack also is top class, there are some real hit classics and really catchy tunes.
This clever, fresh, slick, intense, funny and captivating film is a classic and is hugely entertaining as a good horror and dark comedy.
The Special Features are worth a watch, the deleted scenes are truly good and the cast interviews are very interesting.
I was blown away. It gets two thumbs up, enjoy this masterpiece of a movie!