#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
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A man who never was
This is a frightening and wildly satiric look into the mentality of the high-flying Reaganomics 1980s as the American Dream turned into the psychotic American Nightmare. The film will probably turn as many people off as are entertained by this weird journey that is a slightly more organized cousin of FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS.
Christian Bale is amazingly energetic and even sympathetic as the deranged, soul-less creature who values nothing but surface appearances. We are given a hauting roller-coaster ride through a comedy of terrors that is the mind of this being who seems human but isn’t quite sure himself. In fact, he doesn’t even know who or what he is.
Is he insane? Are we? That’s the joker in the gamble. That’s the riddle of the sphinx that we are left to solve — if there is a solution.
The majority of those who complain probably haven’t read the book…
… because with “American Psycho”, Mary Harron and her screen writing partner have delivered the most faithful adaptation it would be possible to release without getting the film banned or revolting audiences so much that no one comes to see it. It would be IMPOSSIBLE to take some of the most extreme sequences from the book and commit them to film. What the movie instead does is to give us an insight into the stunningly fragile and insecure mind of Patrick Bateman, and to speculate whether his unstable nature would REALLY lead him to perpetrate vile acts, or whether he just fantasises about doing so.
I think it matters little in the context of this film whether Bateman’s exploits are actually based in reality, because whether they are or they aren’t, Bateman is still left in the grip of paranoia, brought on by the shallowness of the society that is around him. Bateman is less of a ‘psycho’ than a vessel for all the selfish evils of society to corrupt, and a sensible audience is more likely to be left reeling at how he has been turned into a ‘robot’, than by the discreet amounts of gore that do feature in the movie.
“American Psycho” is fascinating to watch because Bateman is such a complex character. We feel revulsion at his violent tendencies, amused by his complete superficiality, and pity at his crumbling sanity. In order to evoke such diverse feelings from one performance, we need a superb actor. Bale’s performance is right on the money. Never does HIS mask slip as does that of Patrick Bateman. He is completely believable in all his emotions.
There is NOTHING in the film that is not true to the book (although there are bits in the book that are not true to the film) Both the reading and watching experiences are valuable and rewarding ones, but what they share with each other is that while they’re exploring somebody else’s mental state, they are also probing that of their audience. Can we see the funny side in the fact that these murders were committed for very trivial reasons?
Can we ridicule someone with the knowledge that he is also a fantastically dangerous person? The film and book are constantly pushing boundaries, and if you don’t fight that, but instead surrender to it, they will take you to many interesting places. Don’t be afraid to give in to your emotions and laugh when you see something funny, because the movie shows us what emotional repression has done to someone like Patrick.
Kudos to Mary Harron for tackling a seriously difficult project and turning it into one of the cleverest movies of recent years. “American Psycho” is anything you want it to be; glossy and superficial, or deep and meaningful. The question is: Do you look at things from the same narrow angle as Patrick Bateman does? If so, then the movie is not for you…
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Mary Harron
Writer Bret Easton Ellis (novel), Mary Harron (screenplay), Guinevere Turner (screenplay)
Actors Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage
Country USA, Canada
Awards 8 wins & 13 nominations.
Production Company P.P.S. Films, Lions Gate Entertainment, Edward R. Pressman Film Corp., Muse Productions, Quadra Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1 (open matte Blu-ray), 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Toronto, Canada
Film Length 2,795 m (Sweden), 2,810 m (Finland), 2,859 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2018 remaster), Dolby Vision, Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji F-CP 3519)