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Seven Psychopaths (2012)



Critic Consensus: Seven Psychopaths delivers sly cinematic commentary while serving up a heaping helping of sharp dialogue and gleeful violence.

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Marty (Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay, "Seven Psychopaths". Billy (Rockwell) is Marty's best friend, an unemployed actor and part time dog thief, who wants to help Marty by any means necessary. All he needs is a little focus and inspiration. Hans (Walken) is Billy's partner in crime. A religious man with a violent past. Charlie (Harrelson) is the psychopathetic gangster whose beloved dog, Billy and Hans have just stolen. Charlie's unpredictable, extremely violent and wouldn't think twice about killing anyone or anything associated with the theft. Marty is going to get all the focus and inspiration he needs, just as long as he lives to tell the tale. -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Seven Psychopaths

All Critics (219) | Top Critics (69)

A less successful picture, mostly because it's more concerned with its winking meta-textual framework than the larger humanistic concerns of his other work.

November 13, 2017 | Full Review…
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At times, the galloping absurdity drifts into off-the-peg comedy gangster cliché. But McDonagh's brilliant way with one-liners always claws back enough ground to stifle any groans.

December 7, 2012 | Rating: 3/5

There's not much point to a meta-film once the actual film has ceased to grip.

December 7, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Self-aware stupidity does not equal wit.

December 6, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Clever, ludic, perky, perspicacious - and ever so slightly tiring.

December 6, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

After a while the narrative falters, the ideas flag and it simply gets dull ...

December 6, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Seven Psychopaths

A funny dark comedy that has some very inspired moments, but McDonagh doesn't know exactly what to do with the material in his hands, and so he keeps pulling easy tricks out of his sleeves at the expense of a more elaborate structure.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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A Irish screenwriter living in L.A. has a little bit of problem: he's trying to write a new script based on this half-formed idea that he's got, something about seven psychopaths, something, only he can't get any work done cause his friends and acquaintances keep incessantly bothering him with the minutiae of their lives. What minutiae? Well, that they're all practicing psychopaths is probably a good starting place. Round and round the mulberry bush then with this uber- black comedy from the same writer/director from In Bruges. It lacks the same punch, yet still is worthy of your time.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

A boozy screen writer, his best friend and a professional dog-napper become the targets of a ruthless mobster when they unknowingly steal his shih tzu. The follow up to the brilliantly oddball In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths is clearly aiming more for the American mainstream, being very much in the Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino mold. It does have the same post-modern slant and zany humour of McDonagh's previous collaboration with Colin Farrell, who once again strikes up a winning partnership with his co-star, this time Sam Rockwell as the unhinged movie junkie desperate to re-enact his own revenge fantasy. As a whole it reminded me of Tarantino's early work with lots of Grindhouse style asides as they spew forth their ridiculous script ideas so it's not as original as In Bruges, but it's consistently entertaining and very funny and if you can imagine a version of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang parodying Pulp Fiction instead of Film Noir you're in the right ball park.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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