In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Robert Downey Jr.,
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
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
Initially given an NC-17 rating by the MPAA, the cinematic kiss of death due to distribution difficulties. Mary Harron argued volubly against the rating but was forced to make some minor trims to receive an R rating. See more »
While rhapsodising about Genesis' "Invisible Touch" LP, Bateman states that "Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority" on the song "Land Of Confusion." That song's lyrics were written by the band's guitarist/bassist, Mike Rutherford. But all of the songwriting credits on that Genesis album were indiscriminately credited to all three Genesis band members (Banks, Collins, Rutherford), so Patrick wouldn't necessarily know who wrote the lyrics to which specific songs. See more »
Written by Phil Collins
Performed by Phil Collins
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products, Virgin Records America and Hit & Run Music Publishing Inc. See more »
By the end, I didn't know what to make of it, but now I understand the film much better. This film is must viewing, it brings out the truth about today's world - Nothing but material values matter, we live empty lives, we think empty thoughts, we are empty people, life is boring.
Christian Bale is awesome, quality acting! Willem Dafoe was underused, I didn't think the support cast had the same quality material as Bale.
The photography is stylish, very 80s gloss!
The direction is terrific, wonderful camera work.
Overall, see it, it's satire, black comedy, social commentary and more!
144 of 251 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?