American Animals

American Animals

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Catalogue no: MMA9304

Media: DVD

Classification: MA15+

Category: Film

Genre: Thriller

Barcode: 9322225229815

No of Discs: 1

Year: 2018

Release Date: 16-01-2019

Availability: In stock

$29.95
From Bart Layton (The Imposter) and starring Evan Peters (The X-Men Series), Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk & The Killing of the Sacred Deer), and A
From Bart Layton (The Imposter) and starring Evan Peters (The X-Men Series), Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk & The Killing of the Sacred Deer), and Ann Dowd (The Handmaid's Tale) comes the extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, they start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.

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Actors Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Evan Peters, Ann Dowd
Director Bart Layton
Runtime 111

Digitales Reviews

American Animals Review by Digitales Film Club
Star
Initially, Layton is a bit too eager to prove how clever the blending of re-enactment and interview is, and to that end I was a bit put off by some of the more gimmicky moments toward the beginning of the film. However, after this shaky start, it does away with the tricks and settles into a very comfortable rhythm, and totally drew me in. This is a thoroughly entertaining heist film with a twist, and is ultimately very successful in combining documentary and re-enactments. Barry Keoghan and Evan Peters are both terrific in the two lead roles. - Liam

This film surprised me. Going in I didn’t know a lot and I think that was a good way to approach it. It does very well to mix reality with fiction in the docudrama style. The reality is there as a humble and heartfelt support to the more cinematic and dramatic scenes of re-enactment. Some moments felt slightly weak, but overall I can’t find much to fault here. Gripping from the start, it’s a smooth ride that takes you along with it and gives you all the information you need in a thoroughly enjoyable way. An interesting spin on what could’ve been just another heist movie, or just another docudrama. - Mali

Although I honestly think this real story isn’t movie material as the whole “real” robbery looks damn stupid to me however acting, direction and editing made this movie enjoyable, which slows a bit at times, but covers the climax scenes such as the robbery appropriately as well as how the characters changed during the period. Strong acting and good use of the real individuals added weight to the story, especially as they recall their choices and the impact it would have on the lives of everyone they knew. Although entertaining, it could have done with more humor and slickness without celebrating their crimes too much. - Abhi

This film beat the expectations that I didn’t know I had! It had my attention from the very beginning because parts of it felt so much like a documentary even though I knew it had been scripted. It took some adjusting to watch a film about something only slightly spectacular, yet finding it more engaging than huge Hollywood blockbusters. A great tale of average American young adults making idiotic plans, thinking it’ll turn out like it does in the movies. A great film to watch and discuss. - Sally

I really liked the way it was put together. It was quirky and funny, the pacing was always interesting and I thought it was a cool new take on how a documentary/reenactment show could work. It’s pretty solid! - Lukas (Posted on 24/01/2019)