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AMERICAN PSYCHO

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AMERICAN PSYCHO

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 97m 48s

Release date 23/10/2000

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.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 21/09/2016

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 in Video Ltd
Classified date(s)
14/08/2000
Main language
English
Submitted run time
97m 48s
BBFC reference
AVF161404
Remarks
Widescreen

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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