Atom User Reviews for American Animals
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.
An extremely well made indie film; a tense, and surprisingly touching true story about a thoroughly unusual heist. See it.
was a different kind of crime movie was very interesting
I loved this movie. It is so very creative and unique. It is also very well acted.
A movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat, even if you know the story - a must-see!
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."
The robbery isn’t sophisticated enough on its own to hold one’s interest.
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.
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.