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American Psycho

4

When translating Bret Easton Ellis' bestseller to the big screen, some careful re-interpretation was always going to be necessary. And, thankfully, writer/director Mary Harron made a smart move when she avoided the gorebath approach in favour of a wry investigation of the '80s Alpha-male psyche. So, instead of being the usual slasher, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is just a horrific exaggeration of the yuppie stereotype. Scary, - but funny.

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