Docu-drama American Animals presents the bleak comedy behind a real robbery

The four robbers in American Animals disguise themselves as old men to carry out the crime.
The four robbers in American Animals disguise themselves as old men to carry out the crime. PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

Docu-drama American Animals traces an audacious attempted heist of rare books by four young men

AMERICAN ANIMALS (M18)

117 minutes/Now showing/4 stars

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline 'Bleak comedy behind a real robbery'. Print Edition | Subscribe