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Seven Psychopaths

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United Kingdom · 2012
Rated R · 1h 50m
Director Martin McDonagh
Starring Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken
Genre Comedy, Crime

A struggling screenwriter attempting to write a movie about psychopaths inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu in this star studded, dark comedy crime film. An ambitious follow-up to “In Bruges,” writer-director Martin McDonagh sticks the landing.

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Compared to McDonagh's best work for stage ("The Lieutenant of Inishmore") and screen ("In Bruges"), Seven Psychopaths feels like either an older script knocking around the bottom of a drawer or a new one hastily tossed off between more ambitious projects.


IndieWire by Eric Kohn

A less controlled and slapdash character piece than "In Bruge," McDonagh's new movie benefits greatly from a plethora of one-liners that toy with crime movie clichés in the unlikely context of writerly obsessions.


Time Out by Keith Uhlich

Walken is particularly alive in a way he's rarely been since "Catch Me if You Can," adding untold shades to Hans's mystery-shrouded past - wait until you see what's under his cravat - while still giving his singularly eccentric line readings.


Entertainment Weekly by Lisa Schwarzbaum

An energetically demented psycho-killer comedy set in faux-noir L.A., Seven Psychopaths rollicks along to the unique narrative beat and language stylings of Anglo-Irish writer-director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), channeling Quentin Tarantino.


Observer by Rex Reed

The result is a twitching convulsion of vicious drivel passing itself off as a movie, which can be best appreciated by the kind of people who dig "Showgirls," the "Saw" franchise and Spike Jonze-Charlie Kaufman flicks.

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