American Satan

 (1,428)5.71 h 52 min2017R
A young rock band move to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams of becoming Rock and Roll legends and get more than they bargained for.
Directors
Ash Avildsen
Starring
Andy BiersackJohn BradleyMalcolm McDowell
Genres
Drama
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English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Booboo StewartBen BruceMark Boone JuniorDenise RichardsBill DukeOlivia CulpoBill GoldbergJesse SullivanDrake BellAcacia Brinley
Producers
Ash AvildsenMatty BeckermanJeffrey Ronald CohenSean E. DeMottAndy GouldJeff RiceAimee Schoof
Studio
Miramax
Rating
R (Restricted)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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DAN CARROLLReviewed in the United States on September 26, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsUsa
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Amazing movie but before everyone in the USA returns this movie 2 things need to be pointed out. 1: the movie comes in a dvd sized case not the regular sized bluray smaller case like normal but both bluray and dvd are included. 2: and this is the more important one on the back it reads "PAL" then shows the region as "4" this was a misprint that was to costly to fix, let me assure you both discs work like Normal USA discs. Hopefully future releases will have this misprint fixed.
23 people found this helpful
WC138Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2018
1.0 out of 5 starsWho is this meant for?
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If a teenage fan of screamo music wrote a script about her feelings, and Lifetime produced that movie and assigned Tommy Wiseau to direct, you'd get this movie. It's heavy handed attempts at emotional moments and lesson teaching are more hilarious than impacting, and the dialogue is so bad it's almost funny. Almost. The acting? The room had better actors and line-delivery than this travesty.

How anyone could have truly enjoyed this movie who was 16 and currently rebelling against their mommy and daddy is beyond me. It's awful, all around. Maybe, just maybe, in so awful it's funny-good territory, but probably only if you're watching with friends to have a laugh.
10 people found this helpful
Mavis HReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsNew Favorite Movie
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Well... one of my favorites. I really like this retelling of the Faustian tale interspersed with references to bands I grew up with. Andy Biersack does an excellent job in the lead role, complimented by the rest of the cast. The ending isn't particularly satisfying, given all the buildup throughout the film, but it's got kind of a psychological horror vibe to it which I personally like. If you're on the fence about this title at all, I would go into it with the understanding that yeah, it is a retelling of a trope from classical literature repackaged in a "sex, drugs, and rock n' roll" aesthetic, and if you like that kind of thing, you'll have a blast.
8 people found this helpful
SolaReviewed in the United States on January 7, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsGreat guilty pleasure watch- Sex, rock, and a splash of horror
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This movie would likely be great for (older teens) and young adults, but perhaps not their parents. American Satan delivers a rather hot modern take on the traditional Faustian tale of a deal with the devil gone away. Rock and post-hardcore lovers rejoice because the soundtrack is superb and appeals to the genre which two of the leads sing and play guitar in in real life. However, the protagonist Andy Biersack does not use his own singing voice, but is replaced with the rather unique voice of Remington James (Palaye Royale) giving "The Relentless" a drawer and younger feel to the band whose members are supposed to be fresh out of high school.
While the plot and acting are nothing unique or extraordinary, American Satan delivers in its promises of excitement and mindless entertainment, especially for fans of young adult books and movies
5 people found this helpful
h hansenReviewed in the United States on November 26, 2018
1.0 out of 5 starsThis movie is an attempt to link the "Stand Your Ground Laws" to Satan
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This movie cleverly uses the illuminati/satan conspiracy to conceal the writers effort's to speak out against the "Stand Your Ground Laws" that many states have enacted in the United states. As one can see from watching the previews a wannabe rock band goes to LA to try to make it in the record industry. They meet a character who is satan that provides a pathway for them to make it. The former wrestling character known as "Goldberg plays the part of the band's bodyguard. The band goes into a redneck bar and gets into a brawl where a bar patron gets killed by the lead actor. He is found not guilty by reason of the "Stand Your Ground Laws" . From that point the movie depicts news bulletins that indicate that this band's use of this defense has influence people/their fans around the nation to get into conflicts and use the "Stand Your Ground Laws" defense. In other words the writer tries to link "Stand Your Ground Laws" to Satan.
If you are in favor of "Stand Your Ground Laws" be advised this movie is political propaganda encapsulated into a story about a rock band.
5 people found this helpful
RGibReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2019
1.0 out of 5 starsWas hoping for "campy" bad. Got "nonsensical and badly written" bad.
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Spoiler warning.
I'm a BVB fan and enjoy a good campy movie. But this was a disaster. Where do I even begin? The writing is terrible. All the dialogue is awkward and poorly paced. The story is told mostly in montage rather than actually building a cohesive storyline. The biggest sin though is the use of tacky, outdated, almost offensive character tropes. We have a "magical old Black man" cryptically warning the band as the angel Gabriel (even though nothing ever makes him seem like he'd be the angel Gabriel). There are 3 female characters, and they all only exist to serve our protagonist Johnny. First, there's his mother, whose cancer is diagnosed and cured in about a 10 minute span and she barely speaks again. Then there's a classic "virgin vs whore" trope. Johnny's relationship problems with his virtuous girlfriend is a lazy metaphor for his ongoing corruption. On the other hand, his Satanic evil bass player starts as a normal person, then gets her rape used as a throwaway plot point, then she seduces Johnny (even though they have NO chemistry) and then makes a 180 again back to normal. There's also a blink-and-you'll-miss-it Indian guru running a rehab but not really doing anything.
I could go on, but the point is that this movie starts fun and dumb, then progressively becomes confusing and disappointing.
2 people found this helpful
GuestReviewed in the United States on November 1, 2018
1.0 out of 5 starsButt rock paradise
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I may be dumber after watching this. The awful butt rock sound track makes it even impossible to hear from another room without becoming enraged. The actors are worse than the musical score. The plot is Faustian and very very poorly developed. I didn’t make it to the end credits to be fare so maybe it magically becomes a good movie in the last ten minutes. Oh fake tattoos and non existent sub culture. Culture vultures dream. All the good reviews must be either paid for, or the entire cast and crew is reviewing this turd themselves.
5 people found this helpful
Alexandra P.Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsAmazing underrated movie
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Great Movie. Sex Drugs and Rock'n'Roll. This blu ray dvd combo has deleted scenes and interviews, which I don't believe are notated anywhere.
I love that it comes in an old school black dvd cover rather then short blue blu ray cover.
Must watch, but maybe not with ones own old folks.
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