Seven Psychopaths (2012)

1 Nov

Seven Psychopaths is a great mix of thriller and (mostly) sarcastic, dark comedy.

There are actually only 3 real psychopaths in this film and a handful of fictitious ones.  Seven Psychopaths gets its name from the fictitious film that Hollywood writer Marty (played by Colin Farrel) is working on.  Yes, this is another film that revolves around a screen writer and his impending writer’s block. When Marty is having trouble, his best friend Billy (played by Sam Rockwell) tries to rely on real-life events to give him some inspiration. Things go haywire when the couple gets involved with a high-valued shi-tzu  it kidnaped and it’s owner Charlie (Woody Harlleson) wants some revenge.

Though the plot is absolutely outrageous, Seven Psychopaths is a hell of a good time.    Sam Rockwell is particularly hilarious, especially when contrasted against the ruthlessness of  Woody Harlleson’s character.

Martin McDonagh wrote and directed this film, and  like his previous crime-thriller In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths showcases his clever and witty writing style. With it’s many one-liners and random mix of characters, (Think something along the lines of dark Wes Anderson/Terry Gilliam flick) Seven Psychopaths is one of the most offensively random films I have ever seen, but it also manages to be a lot of fun.

Rating 7/10

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4 Responses to “Seven Psychopaths (2012)”

  1. CMrok93 November 5, 2012 at 3:22 am #

    Good review. This movie was great and kept me watching the whole time. I didn’t feel much for these characters; as much as I felt for the ones in In Bruges, but I still had a fun time listening to everybody speak this snappy dialogue out.

  2. Damascus Dawson November 30, 2012 at 1:20 am #

    I watched it with you and I enjoyed it, as I always enjoy your reviews. Honestly they tend to help me through any parts of the movie i may be caught up on. Well that and just having somebody who is insanely knowledgeable about the film industry, cinema and plot flow in general to bounce theories off of.

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