Directed by Mary Harron
Wealthy businessman Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) spends his nights serial killing in Mary Harron’s stylish and side-splitting adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial novel. Set in the coke-fueled world of New York in the 1980s, Harron’s film offers tons of twisted pleasures, from Christian Bale’s brilliantly unnerving performance (and droolworthy bod) to blackly comic chainsaw chop-em-up sessions soundtracked by the scariest pop tunes of the decade. The result is a modern horror classic that cleverly uses gore to satirize the nastiness of the Reagan era. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
Wealthy ‘80s businessman Patrick Bateman spends his nights serial killing.
Cast: Christian Bale, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage, Chloe Sevigny, Justin Theroux, Reese Witherspoon
I think this one is great. Don’t waste your time on the follow up.
I think this one is great. Don’t waste your
Although it lacks some of the more gruesome and memorable scenes from the book, I found myself enjoying the movie more. The satire is much more vibrant in this format and the lead performance is excellent, and I didn't have to slog through multiple pages of commentary on Huey Lewis and the News. An amazing black comedy and really very well executed.
One of my favs! But is only really good for a single watch, like the movie Momento. Once the twist is given the thrill is gone.
It's okay for a watch once, but is greatly over hyped.