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: Marty (Colin Farrell, Minority Report ) is a Hollywood screenwriter currently attempting to write a movie called Seven Psychopaths . Of course, he hasn't yet figured out how the movie is going to end, nor how to start it, nor who exactly the psychopathic characters at its core are supposed to be, but he hopes that it will all come to him eventually.
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 is, above all things, fun. It's a wildly entertaining film that is as creative as it is clever and it does a great job of mixing up action and humor in some very unusual but completely effective ways. Throw in some nice style, impressive performances from all involved and a pretty sound track and the movie comes up a winner.
Summary: I don't want it to be one more film about guys with guns in their hands. Who knew the story writing business could be so dangerous, so crazy, so psychotic ? Director Martin McDonagh's ( In Bruges ) Seven Psychopaths is a gloriously unique little venture that's an example of art imitating both real and make-believe lives involved in both the creation and imitation of art...or something along those lines.
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.