For free updates and exclusive new content Sign up

For free updates and exclusive new content sign up

American Animals

Bart Layton, the BAFTA-winning British director behind The Imposter, consolidates his talent for tense, truth-bending stories with this playful docudrama about an attempted robbery. One one-level it’s a classic, and highly cinematic, heist thriller, and then we meet the men who actually perpetrated the crime, and American Animals becomes something truly one-of-a-kind.





Four college friends hatch a plan to steal rare books from their university’s library and make a small fortune, but things don’t unfold accordingly.