3.5

American Animals

Drama Crime


 

The true story of four young men who plan and conduct an audacious robbery of rare books worth about $15m from their poorly guarded college library.

The story told in "American Animals" is a cracking yarn, the telling of which is hampered a little by the director's unusual storytelling techniques. Things are revealed by the end that would have enhanced viewing from the start. Still, it's a gripping true crime thriller that sticks to the facts as related by the real crime thieves; darkly comic moments are used to highlight their brazen folly. All the monkeys aren't in the zoo...

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 4th October 2018
Madman Entertainment 117 mins