Atom User Reviews for American Animals

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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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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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was a different kind of crime movie was very interesting

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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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Metacritic

25
Jun 1, 2018

It’s a film that tosses questions at the viewer with no interest in answering them, one that can’t decide if it feels for its subjects or just wants to mock their incompetence.

David Sims
The Atlantic
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.

Fionnuala Halligan
Screen Daily