American Animals

American Animals
  • 2018
  • US / UK
  • 1h 56min
  • Directed by: Bart Layton
  • Cast: Evan Peters, Ann Dowd, Blake Jenner
  • UK release: 7 September 2018

A group of young men plan and execute a heist of a university library in 2004. A masterfully balanced and insightful blend of drama and documentary, with a dramatization of the heist interspersed with interviews with the real participants; the two styles should work against each other but they complement each other perfectly. Audacious and playful.

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American Animals

3 Sep 20185 stars

Bart Layton fuses documentary and drama for an audacious and insightful heist movie

Since the world definitely doesn't need another conventional male heist movie, Bart Layton gives us something a bit different. The British director of BAFTA-winning doco The Imposter fuses documentary and drama in a masterfully balanced, insightful and…

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