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American Animals

  • Starring: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson
  • Director: Bart Layton
  • Genre(s): Drama, Crime
  • Rating: NR
  • Running Time: 116 min.

Lexington, Kentucky, 2004: Spencer and Warren dream of remarkable lives beyond their middle-class suburban existence. They head off to colleges in the same town, haunted by the fear they may never be special in any way. Spencer is given a tour of his school’s incredibly valuable rare book collection and describes it all to Warren. Suddenly, it hits them—they could pull off one of the most audacious art thefts in recent history, from the university’s special collections library. Convinced they can get away with it, they recruit two other friends. Suddenly, the dance of knowing what happens if they cross the line becomes all-consuming. [Sundance]

"American Animals is ultimately a fairly straightforward heist movie, albeit a stylish and engaging one."
- A.A. Dowd, AV Club
"A riveting college-boy crime caper that tiggers along on pure movie-movie adrenalin, before U-turning into a sobering reflection on young male privilege and entitlement."
- Guy Lodge, Variety
"Both as a writer and director, Layton delivers the dramatic goods here with the skill of a pro at the top of his game while adding the rueful perspective of time's reassessment of youthful indiscretions; this has to rate among the most accomplished and fully realized big-screen debuts of recent times. "
- Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
"American Animals is a legitimately exciting, funny, suspenseful, and at one point deeply upsetting crime film, ably demonstrating a command of genre trappings in service of a narrative about people warped by those very clichés. "
- Daniel Schindel, The Film Stage

Showtimes

  • Friday, 6/22 tbd