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AMERICAN PSYCHO

AMERICAN PSYCHO artwork

AMERICAN PSYCHO

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 101m 26s

BBFCInsight Passed '18' for strong sex, violence, language and some drug-taking

Director(s) Mary Harron

Cast includes Christian Bale, Samantha Mathis, Willem Dafoe, Reese Witherspoon, Jared Leto, Chloe Sevigny, Justin Theroux, Guinevere Turner, Josh Lucas, Matt Ross, William Sage, Cara Seymour

Cut This work was passed uncut.

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

AMERICAN PSYCHO is a blackly comic psychological thriller in which a high-flying businessman secretly indulges in acts of sadistic violence.

Sex

Scenes include a sequence in which the protagonist directs two women to perform sexual acts, including anilingus. There is also sight of nudity, implied fellatio, and a male character thrusting into different women.

Violence

There are occasional scenes of strong bloody violence, including a sequence implying that a man is being hacked to death with an axe, a chainsaw being dropped on a woman, and a severed head being discovered inside a fridge.

Scenes of drugs misuse include characters snorting cocaine.

There is occasional use of strong language ('f**k').

Details

Title
AMERICAN PSYCHO
Year
2000
Distributor(s)
Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Classified date(s)
06/03/2000
Main language
English
Submitted run time
101m 26s
Approved footage
9129+10
BBFC reference
AFF161404
Registration number
CFJ03295

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