Director: Mary Harron
Screenplay: Mary Harron and Guinvere Turner based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis
Starring: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, William Defoe, and Reese Witherspoon
Patrick has everything: success, money, and the perfect girl. What more could he need? Apparently, he also needs murder, and lots of it. Driven by his need for perfection, anything that doesn’t make the cut has to be destroyed.
However disturbing this film is, it makes up for it with being phenomenal. This film should have been Christian Bale’s first Oscar nod. His performance alone carries the entire movie. I warn you that it can get pretty gory, but Christian Bale’s character keeps you wanting to watch more and more to try and figure the character out. One moment his character is butchering a woman and the next he’s arguing passionately about the greatness of Robert Palmer. The movie is a train wreck, that you are continuously compelled to watch.
Sadly, you would think that if I like this movie so much I would have more to say, but I don’t. It is really just based on Mr. Christian Bale. The writing isn’t that bad either, but it doesn’t hold a candle to Bale’s acting performance.
I give this film 4 Buttery Kernals.
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