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American Psycho (2000)

R | | Crime, Drama | 14 April 2000 (USA)
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A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

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Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence. Written by Lion Films

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Psicópata americano  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,961,015 (USA) (14 April 2000)

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$15,047,419 (USA) (21 July 2000)
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The Huey Lewis & The News song "Hip to Be Square", which appears in the film, was initially on the soundtrack album, but it was removed shortly after release because of a lack of publishing rights. The album was recalled and reissued without the song, although some versions of the initial batch had already sold. Over the years, this incident has developed into the myth that Huey Lewis himself refused to allow the song on the album due to the content of the movie. See more »

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Bateman's office is supposed to be located downtown, yet the view out his window is clearly of midtown. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Bateman: I don't want to get you drunk, but, ah, that's a very fine Chardonnay you're not drinking.
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The Greatest Love Of All
Written by Linda Creed and Michael Masser
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra (as The London Philharmonic Orchestra)
Courtesy of K-Tel International and EMI Music Publishing
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Worst movie from its year,Bale sucked beyond measures
31 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is without a doubt the most overrated piece of trash I have seen in my entire life. All this movie had was a guy who killed people for fun\

It's hard to summon up enthusiasm for a performance so rooted in bloody banality. I mean, as Patrick, Bale's most emotionally pressing dilemma is: Chainsaw or butcher knife?

It's all soooo predictable. Sunday. Monday. Tuesday. Yada, yada, yada. Everything.

The book was much better though,but then again it didn't have an overrated Hack like Christian Bale dragging the movie down constantly.

This movie was terrible! I found it boring and stupid and the ending didn't make sense at all...definitely would not recommend seeing it! he entire thing is so shallow and masturbatory that it's very hard to care about anything that's happening. Even without a well developed character there was still the possibility that the result would have been entertaining, but the psychotic killer angle was executed without any suspense whatsoever. There never seemed to be any reason for any of the plot developments, and from the very start we are just given a character who wants to kill people for some reason. A Hollywood cheeseball overall. Bad music throughout. Everything felt fake.

And Lastly I would like to add,

Christian BALE IS THE MOST OVERRATED HACK OF ALL-TIME.PLEASE STOP ACTING AND SPARE US THE TORTURE.


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