Summary: Psychopaths out there this movie is for you. The film is about a down-on-his luck screenwriter gets some great inspiration when he finds himself in the cross-hairs of the criminal underworld after a couple of his friends kidnap the Shih Tzu of a gangster. This is the best movie of 2012, I mean this movie has clever jokes and good writing.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Summary: A flat-out fun movie! One of the most truly original films of this year. It's hilarious and violent, but also smart and somewhat metafiction. The actors lend just the right amount of crazy. I will be revisiting these psychos often.
Excerpt: 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!
Conclusion: Liked this, Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken are great, they make the film, so if you like them you'll love it and visa versa. I don't think the trailer really does it justice, it wasn't what I was expecting.The down side was the gratuitous violence which really isn't needed, I guess this is in to lure the teen tarantino fans who I'm sure won't appreciate Walken's humble/reflective character. Saw this on TV but will be buying the blu-ray.
Summary: Seven Psychopaths Very british comedy by the guy that wrote and directed 'In Bruges', so this is similar to that of course. Think of 'Bandits', 'The Mexican', 'Get Shorty' with of splashs of 'Pulp Fiction' an 'Kalifornia'. The acting is superb by pure professionals which means if your not LOL then its emotional and your empathising with the characters.
Absurd, graphic, ludicrous ... and oh so entertaining !
9 February 2013
Summary: SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS is an unpredictable, funny, occasionally faltering but regularly excellent piece of cinema. Some may call it messy, all over the place ... I guess it is, and deliberately so, just as the protagonists themselves. It's weird and fun and sad and gross and clever and definitely very entertainig while being full of messages on a wide variety of subjects . Go see it, it's good.
Summary: 'Seven Psychopaths' is writer/director Martin McDonagh's follow-up to the wonderfully dark, twisted comedy 'In Bruges' - and it doesn't disappoint. But I'd stop reading this review if meta-movie playfulness drives you nuts and has you spitting popcorn and screaming "Pretentious bashturds!" at the screen. This is movie-making about movie-making akin to Charlie Kaufman's 'Adaptation' or the Coen brothers' 'Barton Fink' - only far less po-faced.