Atom User Reviews for American Animals

4.3 out of 5
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I like the fact this was a true story. I just felt the movie dragged on. I would have liked it better at 1:30.

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Rick M
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An extremely well made indie film; a tense, and surprisingly touching true story about a thoroughly unusual heist. See it.

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Miriam S
#truestory

was a different kind of crime movie was very interesting

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Tiffany S
#creative
#indiehit
#mustsee

I loved this movie. It is so very creative and unique. It is also very well acted.

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Susan H
#blockbuster
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A movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat, even if you know the story - a must-see!

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Melody M

It took awhile for the pace to pick up, but once it did, I was hooked. A convenient but stark contrast to usual "heist movies" which have become very "paint by numbers."

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Mark L
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Chad M
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cynthia M
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Julie C
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Metacritic

50
May 31, 2018

The robbery isn’t sophisticated enough on its own to hold one’s interest.

Metacritic review by John Anderson
John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
90

Both as a writer and director, Layton delivers the dramatic goods here with the skill of a pro at the top of his game while adding the rueful perspective of time's reassessment of youthful indiscretions; this has to rate among the most accomplished and fully realized big-screen debuts of recent times.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
90

American Animals requires many cuts and perspectives which are second-nature to an accomplished documentarian, yet the drama here also seems effortless and seamlessly integrated.

Metacritic review by Fionnuala Halligan
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International