New Review: American Psycho

This 2000 Christian Bale flick was the next movie in Mike’s quest to see and review every Christian Bale movie. Here’s what Mike had to say:

The movie’s not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure…Christian Bale is amazingly horrifying in his role…There’s a bunch of other people in the movie, but they’re all fairly small parts, and are unimportant. The majority of why you’d want to see this movie, is all Christian Bale.

Read Mike’s full review »


  1. John Mason on said:

    Christian Bale had the perfect role in The American Psycho. I have never read the book but I must say there is NO other actor that can look and act as psychotic as Bale in this movie. Yes I understand the readers were looking for originality to the movie but this movie itself was great. It was a character-driven movie.

  2. Marina on said:

    And true, the book is a good read but Ellis’ style can get annoying 200 pages in. How many times can I read about what a suit looks like? What colour are the pinstripes, the tie, the shoes, the socks….

    I can appreciate what Ellis is doing too but I think this story was *made* for the screen and director Mary Harron did a fantastic job.

  3. Christine on said:

    Look at it from a performance point of view. The man has played both Batman and Jesus. I think being able to also play a lunatic serial killer – white sneakers, chainsaw, and all – is pretty impressive.

    Plus, while Mike didn’t comment on it much, I appreciated the attack on the 80s business lifestyle – it was all drinks with so-and-so and who bought the latest Hall & Oates CD, etc, etc. Despite all the disturbing imagery, it’s an interesting film, and an excellent performance by Christian Bale.

  4. Katy on said:

    Sorry, but I have to disagree. I hated this movie! It was awful. Read the book!!! 5 million times better!

    What scene comes to mind as the worst? If the reaction you and a friend have to some scared naked blonde girl running down the hallway, chased by a chainsaw-wielding, blood-soaked, naked (with the exception of a pair of white sneakers) Christian Bale is hysterical laughter, it’s not a good sign. He just looked absurd and ridiculous. I was not impressed by it at all.

  5. Marina on said:

    Excellent review and I *love* this film. Easily one of my favourites. I paticularly like the business card scene…


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