American Animals

American Animals

By Bart Layton

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Release Date: 2018-06-01
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Director: Bart Layton
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99


American Animals is the unbelievable but entirely true story of four young men who attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history. The film centers around two friends from the middle-class suburbs of Lexington, Kentucky. Spencer (Barry Keoghan), is determined to become an artist but feels he lacks the essential ingredient that unites all great artists – suffering. His closest friend, Warren (Evan Peters), has also been raised to believe that his life will be special, and that he will be unique in some way. But as they leave the suburbs for universities in the same town, the realities of adult life begin to dawn on them and with that, the realization that their lives may in fact never be important or special in any way. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they plan the brazen theft of some of the world’s most valuable books from the special collections room of Spencer's college library. Enlisting two more friends, accountancy major Eric (Jared Abrahamson) and fitness fanatic Chas (Blake Jenner), and taking their cues from heist movies, the gang meticulously plots the theft and subsequent fence of the stolen artworks. Although some of the group begin to have second thoughts, they discover that the plan has seemingly taken on a life of its own. Unfolding from multiple perspectives, and innovatively incorporating the real-life figures at the heart of the story, writer-director Bart Layton (The Imposter) takes the heist movie into bold new territory.



  • a must see true story

    By DJ Cordova
    😳😳😳 Wow. You cannot believe this really happened.
  • Best I’ve seen in a while

    By Ptfmb71
    A very well done movie about what goes through the minds of young men. It’s a true and fascinating story the plugs in a documentary feel to the movie. Very well done and will keep you at the edge of your seat.
  • Fantastic

    By jcdsf
    Watch this movie. It's fantastic.
  • Very creative

    By Jesús F. Perales Elizondo
    I loved the way this movie is portrayed. Brilliant. Enjoyed every second.
  • It was OK

    By Matthew130
    Good acting but gosh the movie took forever to pick up. I shopped online and place an order on amazon while watching this movie because there were so many times I just needed it to move along faster lol
  • What’s not to love ?

    By dkdelay
    Great story telling . Great acting and directing . Loved it start to finish
  • A great and unique movie

    By jamesbondjr.
    It’s getting late here and I don’t want to write a really long review but just know that this movie is really well done. Great story, great cast (keep your eye out for Barry Keoghan), and great director. One of my favorite movies of 2018 for sure.
  • Alt-j!

    By jessielee84
    Haven’t seen the movie, but looooove that the alt-j in the trailer! 🎧
  • To slow

    By Da beast12
    Took forever for the movie to pick up
  • Boring

    By pholly
    I thought the movie was well made and it’s an interesting story but it’s pretty pointless as a movie.