American Animals (2018)


“You’re taught your entire life that what you do matters and that you’re special. And that, there are things you can point towards that would… which’ll show that you’re special, that show you’re different, when, in all reality, those things… don’t matter. And you’re not special” – Warren Lipka

Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 Jul 2019)

Brief Synopsis – Four college students plan a daring heist that appears to be the perfect crime, but things are never as simple as it might seem.

My Take on it – This is a film that I heard so many great things about and was quite interested in seeing what it was all about.

This is a great heist film that is able to present things in a very unique way that helps keep the story intriguing throughout.

The choice to juxtapose within the movie interviews with the real people is able to enhance the wya that the story is perceived.

Love the way that they choose to have various characters contradict one another in their recollection of events or details of the crime since we will never truly know what is the truth of what happened and this makes thing so much more intriguing due to the discrepancies.

The story is paced really well and helps raise the level of suspense and tension as things move along.

The overall premise is quite predictable, but the way that they get there keeps us on our toes throughout since there are some nice surprises along the way.

Bottom Line – Very interesting film that presents things in quite a unique way.  The way that the story juxtaposes the film with the stories and perspectives of the real people is done really well and adds so much to the way that the story is perceived. Love the way that this film has characters contradict one another in their recollections of the story which helps make the story that much more intriguing since we will never truly know what the truth is in these situations.  The story is paced quite well and helps by raising the level of suspense and tension along the way. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During filming the actors were not allowed to meet their real life counterparts because the director feared they would sympathise and/or play them in a certain light. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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