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American Animals 2018

8.0

This crazy heist movie is told in a very original way. Because it’s based on a true story, the movie (with actors and a story) is sometimes interrupted by the people it’s about. The opening scene even reads: “this movie is not based on a true story, it is a true story”.

Two friends decide to rob their local library from rare books worth millions. They’re driven by money but also by wanting something different than their monotonous everyday lives in Kentucky. The need for a change is a big theme in this movie, but the story and the way it’s told never cease to be breathtakingly thrilling.

American Animals stars amazing actors like Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk), Evan Peters (Kick-Ass), and many more; but perhaps equally as notable is the director: Bart Layton, who is fresh from his amazing 2012 sleeper-hit The Imposter.

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Alianah
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Alianah

ALT J soundtrack made it better lol

Temii
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Temii

Great movie. My palms were getting sweaty while watching. Made me nervous with mixed emotions. I could only imagine how the guys felt at the time of doing the heist

Butter
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Butter

Watched this film and loved it! If you liked Widows, you’d love this gem too. Grateful to this site for suggesting me this good movie. 🙂

pamcherry
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pamcherry

Some parts of this movie took longer than they probably should have, but I thought it was good. Nothing exceptional, but nothing bad either. Great soundtrack.

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  • Genre

    Mystery
  • Mood

    Entertaining, Gripping, Suspenseful, Thrilling, True-crime, True-story-based
  • Starring

    Eric Borsuk, Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka
  • Directed by

    Bart Layton
  • Written by

    Bart Layton