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 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.