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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Christian Bale
Willem Dafoe
Jared Leto
Reese Witherspoon
Samantha Mathis
Chloe Sevigny
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Mary Harron
Screenwriters
Mary Harron
Guinevere Turner
Running Time
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Plot
A New York stock broker spends his evenings killing people, or does he?


Verdict
Often laugh-out-loud funny, conveying the cruelty of its world through persistent mistakings of identity among the well-scrubbed young men and details like the all-sharp-edges interior decor and elaborate but tiny meals, it's cool in the sense of remote rather than hip. And you wouldn't want to be seen dead with the soundtrack album.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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