Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
Watch On
  1. A lean and mean horror comedy classic.
  2. Funny, pungent, and weirdly gripping.
  3. 90
    Harron's adaptation of Ellis's novel is brilliant, probably better than the book itself.
  4. Reviewed by: Don Kaye
    90
    A provocative success; wiping away the gore, Harron and Bale have found a mirror that forces us to look at ourselves and ask tough, disturbing questions -- which is ultimately what the best satire always does.
  5. 90
    An uneven movie that nonetheless bristles with stinging wit and exerts a perverse fascination.
  6. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    90
    But the carnage, like the sex scenes, is shot so pristinely that it becomes a nouvelle-cuisine feast; this is a splatter film Martha Stewart could love.
  7. An ethereal, creepy, almost breathtaking meditation on the life of a mind snapped in two.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 349 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 67
  2. Negative: 2 out of 67
  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. Dec 27, 2012
    9
    Despite being a bit confusing especially the end, the characters in it were brilliant and Christian Bale acted brilliantly. The subtle jokesDespite being a bit confusing especially the end, the characters in it were brilliant and Christian Bale acted brilliantly. The subtle jokes were the best and the satirical undertones were great. 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 »