American Psycho

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Bloody, gruesome black comedy that's not for kids.

R 2000 102 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 33 reviews

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age 18+

Too Grisly and Shocking to Watch Twice!

I have only seen this movie once, and once was enough! This movie is extremely gory with shocking and upsetting imagery and carnage. NO ONE under 18 should see this movie. There is nothing redeeming in it, since it is about a man who works at his father stock company and has an elegant home and doesn’t appear to have any kind of upsetting past that would make him so twisted on the inside. But at the end, it really makes you think if all of the violence actually happened, or if he never committed any of those murders and instead just had an extremely realistic imagination. Whatever the case, it is too unnerving and chilling to watch a second time. This is strictly for adults only and frankly, I do not believe that it is for any age. There are a few scenes free of violence and peril, but the scenes that are violent and perilous are deeply disturbing and stay with you long after the movie finishes.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 13+

ages 14 and up depending on the kid is a good time to watch this well made film.

14 would be a good age to watch this movie. I think this movie is a very interesting one in which the main character struggles with "fitting in" which now a days can be very relatable for some. This movie tackles other problems some people might have. I would say that watching this movie ate 14 is the right time because ate that age your starting to understand the world in a deeper way and seeing how it's not fairyland. I think it's important for kids this age to understand the word they live in. However this movie is a more intense version of what you would encounter in your actual life. So do not show to any 14 year old!

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