American Psycho

Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    It's not a great film, but let's face it: Considering the source, this is as good as it was ever going to get.
  2. There's nothing beyond the bloodshed and gallows humor, just intellectually secondhand implications about materialism, conformity and misogyny.
  3. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    50
    In both senses of the word, American Psycho wastes its women.
  4. A standard-issue slasher movie, stylishly shot, but with little to distinguish it from a long line of "Psycho"-spawned gorefests.
  5. 50
    (Harron) has made a passionless movie about a passionless man, and it's all supposed to add up to make us feel or even just think something, but what?
  6. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    50
    (Herron) just doesn't make the case that this book was worth filming.
  7. A fairly loathsome and shallow movie about loathsome and shallow people, but it's almost worth catching to see star Christian Bale chew up the scenery.
  8. 50
    Lacking any equivalent to the Sadean excess of Ellis's prose, it is also further evacuated of purpose.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 635 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 73
  2. Negative: 2 out of 73
  1. Aug 1, 2012
    10
    11/10 would watch again.
    It's funny, I seriously just love watching people die. It legitimately turns me on, at least a bit. Good, good, good
    11/10 would watch again.
    It's funny, I seriously just love watching people die. It legitimately turns me on, at least a bit. Good, good, good movie...
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  2. Jun 4, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This is a very intriguing movie. We get to watch as Patrick Bateman's sanity slowly slips away to his uncontrollable nightly blood lust. However, we find out that he may be delusional, and not necessarily dangerous. I still can't decide whether he is crazy or a serial killer. Full Review »
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    9
    Featuring some of Christian Bale's greatest work, and some priceless juxtapositions of horror and humor, "American Psycho" remains aFeaturing some of Christian Bale's greatest work, and some priceless juxtapositions of horror and humor, "American Psycho" remains a hysterically written piece of satire. Full Review »