American Animals Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3350

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 10

Theatrical Release Date: 06/01/2018

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/28/2018

Language: English

Genre: Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Bart Layton

Actors: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd, Wayne Duvall

Plot: Taking inspiration (and not much else) in the heist films they have seen, a group of young men plan to steal millions worth of rare books from their college library. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/06/2019

"American Animals" sets up its pastiche heist film in an unusual grey zone somewhere between narrative and documentary.

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A Caper of Moronic Proportions, Real Consequences

Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/11/2018

Part documentary, mostly re-enactment, American Animals gives us the true story of the wild Warren Lipka (Evan Peters) and more down-to-Earth pal Spencer Reinhard (Barry Keoghan) who realize the local Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky is home to some extremely valuable rare books, including John James Audubon's Birds of America. Whether on a whim or while high or just because they are bored with their lots in life, the two plan a heist based on nothing more than the collective pop culture they have acquired.

Of course they can't do it alone and recruit the sharp-minded Eric Borsuk (Jared Abrahamson) and getaway driver (aka the rich boy with a fast car) Chas Allen (Blake Jenner) for the job as well. It seems all that stands in their way is the elderly librarian who holds …

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