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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