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Nothing--no act or idea--is beyond him, and his dastardliness is without degree: Criminology stops short of Hannibal the Cannibal, analysis stammers its excuses and psychiatry just bounces off (under sodium pentothal he merely recites exotic recipes).
But unlike those films, or previous, high-concept serial-murder comedies like Man Bites Dog, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, and Serial Mom, which have a quasi-immature dastardliness that offsets their deconstructible artfulness, American Psycho is grown-up to the max.
Now I worry that Americans will detect evidence of Japanese dastardliness in every subtle observation of their differentness-in the way they bow instead of shake hands, in the way they eat raw fish, and so on.