American Psycho
Closed 2h 40m
American Psycho

American Psycho NYC Reviews and Tickets

(827 Ratings)
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Edgy, Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

About the Show

The musical 'American Psycho' is based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel about a Wall Street banker set in the excess of 1980s Manhattan, and features music by Duncan Sheik.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (827)

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75 Reviews | 10 Followers
Original, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful

See it if not if but because of Benjamin Walker!!!!

Don't see it if (I don't want to know why)

232 Reviews | 40 Followers
Clever, Exquisite, Great staging, Great acting, Must see

See it if You love Duncan Sheik's music, and something that is very different from most other Broadway shows. See it if you want a great night out!!

Don't see it if you are a young kid

284 Reviews | 85 Followers
Clever, Great staging, Must see, Original, Edgy

See it if You were a fan of the book/film. This production is unique, smart & very sharp! Benjamin Walker commands the stage. Staging is brilliant.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of foul language, sex and half naked men.

96 Reviews | 27 Followers
Edgy, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you enjoy dark comedy. If you want an interesting look into someone's mind, all with amazing effects & great performances, this is for you.

Don't see it if you want a lighter show. This is heavy and intense right from the opening. This show is not kid friendly either.

570 Reviews | 87 Followers
Clever, Dizzying, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to be blown away by incredible music, performances, staging, energy. This show is beyond brilliant.

Don't see it if you want a Rogers and Hammerstein musical. While I love R&H, this does so much more than entertain. It invigorates and challenges

428 Reviews | 53 Followers
Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Intense

See it if Loved the novel. Can handle more than song and dance ... blood and vice. Amazing production. Duncan Sheik

Don't see it if Squeemish. Expecting a conventional score.

82 Reviews | 29 Followers
Edgy, Must see, Relevant, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You want to laugh, cry, and cringe.

Don't see it if You hate the 80s.

197 Reviews | 73 Followers
Clever, Great acting, Original, Quirky, Funny

See it if you are a fan of the movie or book, if you are looking for something original and entertaining. Absurd in all the best ways. Walker is great

Don't see it if you can't handle blood, sex, or profanity. I can understand how this show can be polarizing. It's not for everyone.

Critic Reviews (77)

The New York Times
April 21st, 2016

“‘American Psycho’ is a mess. That’s not because of all that sloppy, sloshy blood, but because of its terminally undecided tone. And it’s not the kind of mess you wallow in, hooting at the glorious chaos of it all. Its conflicts of intention cancel one another out, leaving you numb...Mr. Walker, who oozed charisma in ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,’ holds the show together, for sure...Mostly, though, this psycho is neither scary nor sexy, nor is the show in which he appears.”
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Time Out New York
April 22nd, 2016

"Rupert Goold’s production looks terrific...Fans of Bret Easton Ellis’s gruesome 1991 novel, and especially of Mary Harron’s less explicit 2000 film version, will scream with delighted recognition, and there are sharp performances...Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s adaptation emphasizes (perforce) humor over gore and tries to hint at a sensitive soul behind Patrick’s sleek facade. But numbness sets in...Neither the violence nor the satire can cut very deep when its targets are so thin."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 21st, 2016

“Only the point of the show is invisible. Everything else is on vulgar display...What could the musical’s director and authors have thought they were bringing to the musical form by applying it to this material or to this material by squeezing it so sloppily into the tube of the musical form?...The combination of vague rhymes and noodly structures makes for songs with no profile and thus no weight in the storytelling...Bateman’s a bore.”
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The Wall Street Journal
April 21st, 2016

“Slick, sleek and empty, a one-joke show that drowns its message, such as it is, in red sauce and fake emotion...Mr. Walker plays Bateman as a ripped hipster, which is just right...Some of Mr. Sheik’s songs are quite harmonically fresh...You’ll find its wit elephantine and its lapses into sentiment hypocritical. The only good thing to be said for the show is that the onstage bloodshed has been self-consciously reduced to a highly stylized minimum.”
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April 21st, 2016

“There may be a hipster audience for this, but I wasn’t buying it...Moreover, Aguirre-Sacasa and director Goold (and possibly Walker as well) have conspired to defang Patrick somewhat, embellishing his back story and the possibility of redemption. The sum of these effects is to create a celebration of vapidity and inhumanity that is itself vapid and inhuman. Didn’t do much for me.”
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New York Daily News
April 21st, 2016

“With its wicked wit, catchy ear candy and sexy cast, 'American Psycho' gives you a killer buzz—for a while...Director Rupert Goold’s staging boasts signature flash and style...The pace and interest slacken in the second act, when Bateman goes on a killing tear. The rampage generates as much terror as Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. Minus a keen sense of danger, the show’s point is blunted...Through it all, handsome, hardbodied Walker hits all the right notes, seemingly without effort.”
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April 23rd, 2016

"There’s no heart but lots of blood in Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s witty musical treatment of the scandalous novel...Director Goold serves up the greedy ’80s vibe with knife-edge tech design and razor-sharp musical choices…The staging is consistently stylish, and the well-drilled ensemble work is consistently impressive. Nevertheless, the second act is disappointing. The humor is less manic, the songs less cutting, and, more critically, the violence is not violent enough."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 21st, 2016

“Is it a first-rate musical? Not quite...But the show is a very sharp, distinctly theatrical treatment of its source material, in many ways improving on Mary Harron's movie version from 2000...Walker is charismatic and commanding, but it's the broken, corrosively conflicted aspects of his characterization that make the performance so hypnotic...Even with its flaws, the musical is a bloody good time.”
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