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Seven Psychopaths (2012) Movie Reviews

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03/13/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

"Seven Psychopaths" by Yojimbo

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'...

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02/03/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

A Flare Gun at the Final Shootout???

Was John Dillinger was shot in the eye or not????

"Seven Psychopaths" is a movie unlike your average Hollywood movie but it's hard to explain without giving too much away. There are plenty of twists, Tarantino-esque violence (which I loved especially after watching Django Unchained The D is silent lol). However it was a pretty funny movie, well-written, superbly acted, engaging, provocative, and above all else, it has a humorous and witty dialogue.

The movie begins with a drunken washed up Irish screenwriter Marty (Colin Farrel) who wants to write a non-violent script about seven psychopaths. Keen to help is best pal Billy (Sam Rockwell), a slightly unhinged and failed actor who's finding it more lucrative to be in the dog-kidnapping business together with his partner in crime Han...

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01/30/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Seven Psychopaths review

Marty - "And what do you think we should do in real life?" A concept similar to Get Shorty mixed with touches of Best in Show ang glimpses of Pulp Fictions writing. An alcoholic wanna be writer Marty (Colin Farrell) and Billy are good friends together with Hans (Christopher Walken) steal a dog of a ruthless gangster named Charlie (Woody Harrelson). Several psycho's will be involved. The cast were spectacular and funny.

This was so much better than In Bruges in terms of action, pace and humor. Ending was a nice touch and screenplay very engaging with a message. Martin McDonagh shows a promising career with this entertaining effort which shows flashes of cool Pulp Fictionesque sequences, which he may reach in the not so distant future given the right cast/screenplay. Memorable q...

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10/15/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Review: Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths is a film I've been looking forward to for quite a while. This is mainly because of the talent involved, including Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, and the amazing writer/director Martin McDonagh, who made In Bruges. And... I loved it!

One of the many reasons why this is such a terrific entertainment is because of the countless energy McDonagh packs into his characters, the script, and the overall atmosphere of craziness he creates. The actors work so well with McDonagh and the script, and they make their characters incredibly likable, even if many of them are, well, psychopaths. The film reminds me of a Quentin Tarantino movie. Not in terms of directing style, but how the film is structured, how entertaining the dialogue is, and how...

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