Excerpt: Just over twenty years ago I watched a little movie called Reservoir Dogs directed by a then very unknown Quentin Tarantino (heard of that guy)? A couple of years later I watched a movie called The Usual Suspects directed by Bryan Singer (remember him)? Both of these had a few things in common and they share it with a film I just finished watching with the title Seven Psychopaths .
Excerpt: An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind... The Film I remember sitting through In Bruges a few years ago and thinking, "I like this film a lot, but I can understand why my wife just hates it." We had similar reactions to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch . I loved them so much, I had to watch them a few more times to memorize the lines. She, on the other hand, couldn't figure out what the hell they were saying.
Conclusion: 'Seven Psychopaths' is one of the most underrated films of 2012 – not that it deserved awards or anything, but the movie itself is much better than the $16.1 worldwide box office would lead you to believe. But don't just go off my opinion. With a Rotten Tomatoes rating in the 80 percentile, you can assume that it's worthwhile. The Blu-ray's video quality is close to perfection, but it isn't always demo-worthy.
Conclusion: Seven Psychopaths earns big points for its novel concept, intriguing character roster, and award-worthy script. The film twists around the boundaries of fiction and reality, good and bad, normal and psychotic, and all sorts of other contrasting elements in a film that never settles down, never stays on the straight path, never gives in to convenience or cliché.
Excerpt: I’ve been sitting at my desk for hours. Okay, maybe they haven’t been consecutive hours – I may have gotten up a few times to stare blindly into my empty refrigerator, and play with my cat. And I did spend some time watching Netflix. I procrastinate because I care and because writing reviews of movies you love is hard. And I really loved Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths .
Excerpt: Seven Psychopaths features psychopaths aplenty, but any other expectations raised by its ready-for-the-drive-in title should probably be left behind. The second feature from Irish playwright/filmmaker Martin McDonagh stars Colin Farrell as an Irish screenwriter named Martin laboring, through a haze of alcohol, on a screenplay called Seven Psychopaths . That’s the start, but hardly the end, of the film’s meta touches.
Summary: Martin McDonagh's Los Angeles-set "Seven Psychopaths" exploits easy quirk for big laughs, being the tale of an alcoholic Irish screenwriter and his two scam-artist buddies, who kidnap rich people's dogs and collect the reward money.