American Psycho

American Psycho

  • 2000
  • R
  • 102 min
  • USA, Canada
  • crime, drama

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.

Director: Mary Harron

Writers: Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner

Stars: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Samantha Mathis

If it falls short of the deadly satire of Bret Easton Ellis's novel, American Psycho still finds its own blend of horror and humor, thanks in part to a fittingly creepy performance by Christian Bale.

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Tagline: I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.

Source: based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis

Motion Picture Rating: R

Genres: crime, drama

Keywords: based on novel or book, wall street, psychopath, satire, serial killer, psychological thriller, cult film, white collar, harvard business school, child of divorce, voice imitation, unreliable narrator, woman director, 1980s, black comedy

Categories: sociopath, wealth, stockbroker, hedonism


Producer: Christian Halsey Solomon, Chris Hanley, Edward R. Pressman

Editor: Andrew Marcus

Casting: Kerry Barden, Billy Hopkins, Suzanne Smith, Clare Walker

Director of photography: Andrzej Sekula

Costume design: Isis Mussenden

Executive producer: Michael Paseornek, Jeff Sackman, Joseph Drake

Production design: Gideon Ponte

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 102 min

Country: USA, Canada

Language: English, Spanish, Cantonese

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color