Reviews: American Animals (2018)

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  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: By this approach, Layton’s found a way to give the perpetrators of an insipid true crime tale the showcase they want while also giving them enough rope to hang themselves.
  • Matt Donato @ Flickering Myth
    • Excerpt: Domestication subdues only for so long before there reaches a point of restless objection, which is the very basis of Bart Layton’s thrilling American Animals.
  • JD Duran @ insessionfilm.com
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Occasionally thrilling, with an inventive storytelling mechanism and an only-in-reality tale, ‘American Animals’ is ultimtely hollow and ends in a shrug.
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
    • Excerpt: American Animals is as much a lift-the-curtain glimpse at the psychology of intelligent, seemingly moral people who shouldn’t want to do what they do on paper as an entertaining thrill ride to vicariously experience the danger of creating needless drama simply because you were lucky enough to avoid the type so many face without a choice.
  • [New] | Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: More could have been done to examine some of the inherent sociopathy that comes from having the urge to commit crimes that may or may not involve some violent actions, but American Animals does get by on in stylish charms and high engagement factor.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Its Just Movies