Notebook Reviews: AMERICAN PSYCHO

2 out of 5 stars

Mary Harron – 2000

Mary Harron’s screen adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel, American Psycho starts off well enough but it soon loses its lustre and becomes rather irksome.

The first 45 minutes or so of this satirical thriller work, but it all becomes rather repetitive and it isn’t helped by the fact that there are no characters for you to root for. Christian Bale’s Patrick Bateman must be one of the least likeable protagonists ever committed to celluloid. 

American Psycho is competently staged, but it’ll leave you with an uneasy and queasy feeling by the time the end credits roll.