American Animals

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  116 min.
Release Date: June 22, 2018 - Toronto, Montréal
DVD: August 28, 2018
Blu-ray: August 28, 2018
Digital: August 14, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.62
based on 18 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson, Blake Jenner, Ann Dowd


The unbelievable but true story of four young men, led by Spencer Reinhard (Barry Keoghan) and Warren Lipka (Evan Peters), who convince themselves that they can pull off a heist by robbing the library of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

They plan to steal several valuable books, including three volumes of John James Aububon's classic Birds of America and several works by Darwin that have a combined estimated value of $12 million, and sell them on the black market.

Director: Bart Layton
Studio: The Orchard
Producer(s): Mary Jane Skalski, Derrin Schlesinger, Dimitri Doganis, Katherine Butler
Screenplay: Bart Layton
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  • 1 star "Disappointing -- I was expecting this to be a documentary about Trump supporters."
  • 1 star "Waste of time, should have been a 30 minute TV special."
  • 3 stars "Not sure why this story deserved to be a movie but the acting was good."