American Animals


The story of four young people who undertake one of the most daring robberies in the history of the United States. They plan to steal one of the most expensive books in the world — "Birds of America" John James Audubon.

Director:
  • Bart Layton

Stars:
Release Date: 2018-09-07
IMDb icon 7/10
  • Country: GB, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h:56m
reviews
Tansy Shanie
06 September 2018 | 08:36

In that I watched this film. Confusion arose after 10 minutes after you start watching and never left... it Was not clear what I deserve this picture this rating.

The film was shot in the genre of crime drama. Four men commit a robbery. This action they plan in advance, even a bad first attempt, so to say the rehearsal. The plot is simple, the situation is trivial — young people who commit like in any country a lot, such actions set their life and form the world that it is obvious. Nothing more American than this. However, the makers of the film were apparently other views... Elements of a documentary with the real kidnappers had to make a picture extraordinary. In the end, personally, I saw a boring movie, stretched, torn into a large number of pieces that made this film even worse, and boring.

I difficult to understand rave reviews about the actors. Nothing worth seeing I saw.

The film is not impressed. Sorry for the time spent.

Michelle Frere
22 August 2018 | 11:00

I must admit that first I decided to watch the movie "American animal" because he's the poster interesting. And I that was skeptical of the content of the picture, but rather just not was sure that will come something good. Still, the genre as a movie-robbery already have not happy some new masterpieces. However, W I was wrong — film really good.

"American dream" — this is a Prime example of excellent combination of documentary with an artistic movie. Parallel to the action of the film the story is told from the real participants of those of events that describe his feelings and his perception of the incident. I think it gives a very soulful and sensual involvement of the viewer in the story. And, meanwhile, you can see how well the actors coped with his roles.

Last time I've seen a similar concept in a good movie of Richard Linklater's "Bernie." But if there genre roots deep went to the Comedy, it here is ruled by drama. Drama serial and is very realistic. That there will be so it all started a very fun and interesting, but it ended tragically. In the end, the heroes had to accept the harsh reality and try to clear your own conscience.

The film has clearly drawn morality and idea, not can not good. Not can you name the film is instructive, because the use of well-known morality and capital. Probably just very revealing. With other hand the plot itself is also quite impressive. All the preparation, implementation and consequences the robbery is shown very competently and entertainingly. The film takes a plot akin to "Games of a devil", "Fargo", "Mad dogs" (relatively, of course) and other movies with similar plots, and in the same time ideologically goes back straight to "Crime and punishment". And touching monologues of the characters in the end convinced me completely.

Someone here wrote that the film is too serious and it would be better make it Comedy. But honestly I have little idea how can adequately convey these ideas in a comedic format. It W not to take Cohen, a pancake, removed! The more so comical notes in the film is still there. Let them quite a bit, but still this makes it clear that a certain amount of irony from the creators are.

At the General charm of the film, I just consider it my duty to say a few words more about actors. They here, it's amazing. I loved everything about it. That haven't so long ago Barry Keoghan performed well in the infamous "Dunkirk", and after you have struck me "Killing a sacred deer," where was kept on a par with such professionals as Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell. And here he again continues to surprise and cool plays in this film, which is a wonderful Quartet with Evan Peters, Jared Abrahamson Blake Jenner — too young and equally talented artists. Yes what I say. All coped superbly. Just look at how they are combined with the real people who play — everything will become clear.

Well, add, of course, sugar good camera work and the use of the creators of the good and old music. The old hits sound convincing and give a chic, and so good the film, making it even more refined work.

In the end I can say that "American animals" can and can not be called undisputed masterpiece of breakthrough hitherto unprecedented ideas, but, in any case, it is very qualitative, laborious and well-directed work, which is worthy of attention. I even slightly disappointed with the fairly low rating of this film on the CP. But I am sure that your audience is cinema find.

8 from 10

Keeley Carmelia
10 October 2018 | 08:58

So. First, let's talk about the spirit of the movie. In reality, is life was just about everything. The differences are only in that "Walter Beckman" (aka actor — Evan Peters and the real culprit — Walter S. Lipka) had pocket gun, and not the usual harmless Taser, as shown "fictional history". And second less important that  the"main" party of crime "Beckman" already was one point deducted because of financial difficulties, and "mister Black" (Spencer Reinhard), it is not been leave.

Okay. What was the motive of this enterprise is difficult to say dashing idea "about the ordinary person in social life", lust naive or the desire to restore the friendship with an old friend? Perhaps no one of the sensible people of the older generation don't come this idea — give it all up for something fictional.

Go ahead. Personal feelings. "Well, what to change in old go to student library — great idea!", — said the boys and went — "the elderly among students are more difficult to observe." The main problem of this film is that real history "showed" so that a sense of rejection (because of the iniquity inherent in the dialogs shows motivation in the scene "with old people"), Doubt by subject: a real this is a story at all?

The Director shows her so (in the Russian language there is a good idiom "to back off") then from cowardice to the Story itself, then from their lack of professionalism that all "documentaries", all  the"reality" of history fading away as the powder dissipates after a shot of the gun.

The final scene gives us confidence. It turns out, "Beckman" for some reasons, not went to the Netherlands and meeting in new York was "fictional." And that's all fun "Beckman" which pulled in a three guys in jail. In it's hard to believe more than himself the Director. And when the interview is over with the real ex-criminals, it is a "Beckman" says that whether he is studying for a Director, the it operates them... And here in the point first begin to believe the Director: when you understand that the real story "showed" so that it becomes not-real, the main illusionist (magician) himself "Beckman" who wants to "be a Director".

And in the end this "theory" reaches its climax. When the boys are going to the car (whether "with" books, whether "for" books) Mr. Black sees himself as Real, that is the real culprit in the car window. And reality intertwined with fiction turns into something hard to describe, not having to the philosophers of post-modernism...

So it was? A fiction filmmaker, the failure of the Director or the genius of the Director, who laughed about us?

6 from 10

faq
How long is American Animals?
2h 36m
Who is the director of the movie American Animals?
This tv-show was directed by Bart Layton.
What is the genre of American Animals?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama, Best movies 2018, Best Crime Movies 2018, Best Drama Movies 2018.
Who starred in American Animals?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Evan Peters, Ann Dowd, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Udo Kier.
What is American Animals IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.
When was American Animals released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2018-09-07.