Seven Psychopaths

2012

Action / Comedy / Crime

465
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 215030

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Cast

Olga Kurylenko as Angela
Woody Harrelson as Charlie
Colin Farrell as Marty
Crispin Glover as Courtroom Juror
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 7 / 10

Seven psychopaths that one doesn't want to mess with

With such a talented cast and being so impressed by 2008's 'In Bruges' and the recent 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri', hopes were high for 'Seven Psychopaths' despite its severely wanting marketing. A large part of me really enjoyed it on the whole, but there are a few misses and part of me was disappointed.

It is director Martin McDonagh's weakest film of the three feature films he directed, but that is comparing it to 'In Bruges' and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' and that it is still good if patchy is testament to how good (if also divisive and imperfect) those films are. It is very easy to see why people would be underwhelmed by 'Seven Psychopaths', not just for its unevenness but LAO for its unsubtle, very violent, very foul-mouthed nature and lack of political correctness, just as much as it is easy to see why others will enjoy it.

'Seven Psychopaths' has a good deal to like. It's very gritty and stylish visually, with the editing succinct and not choppy, perfect for the genre and what it's lampooning and challenging. The soundtrack is both catchy and atmospheric and McDonagh's direction is consistently assured.

Much of the script hits more than it misses. Although lacking in the emotion of 'In Bruges' and especially 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri', the dark comedy often ranges from very funny to hilarious and there is also moral complexity, very clever and razor sharp wit, lampooning, lambasting and subversion of all the genre clichés and how the script should play out. The violence is unsettling but not too gratuitous and the story is deliberate yet gripping. There are memorable scenes, especially Sam Rockwell's dream shoot-out scene, a comedic delight if there ever was one.

Regarding the performances, Rockwell is great fun, and seems to be having a whale of a time, and Christopher Walken oozes charisma. Woody Harrelson is also great.

There are drawbacks here in 'Seven Psychopaths'. There are patchy parts in the script, where the wit slackens and the writing becomes too conventional and even for what it's poking fun at (the genre clichés) it does get too clichéd.

Especially misfiring is how the female roles are written, although intended to mock how they're written and used is not very tasteful (can sort of see where the misogyny complaints come from) and they are so under-utilised that it gives the female cast very little to do.

Colin Farrell is nowhere near as good as he was in 'In Bruges'. The character is very bland and uninteresting, and Farrell just doesn't have the charisma of Walken, the likeability of Harrelson or the comic timing of Rockwell to pull the character off or make much of him. The ending is both contrived and abrupt, very true of McDonagh's other two films as well and indicative that ideas had run out.

Overall, good and enjoyable but uneven. 6.5/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by keniwhat 1 / 10

Unwatchable

Gave up on this after twenty five minutes or so. Big cast, speaking dumb lines. You know they are meant to be funny because of the pitch (psychopaths etc) but there is no wit in this script which is limp as wilted lettuce. Trying hard to be Tarantino but without whatever substance he can manage to imbue in his characters. Just seemed pointless sticking with it.

Reviewed by benkitching13 8 / 10

Ruthlessly entertaining, exceeded expectations.

8.5/10 for clarification.

Seven Psychopaths is a gloriously dark, often uproariously laughable crime thriller/comedy that exceeds both the critical and public receptions by considerable margins.

It is worth initially noting that Psychopaths is not a picture for the faint of heart, and serves as one of the most apologetically violent and gruesome films I have ever seen. However, the spouts of bloodshed (largely presented in a darkly comedic context)are accomplished and render Psychopaths such a remarkably enthralling experience.

Other users of the site have commented glowing endorsements on the performances of the lead roles, and whilst I am (to some extent) inclined to agree with that feedback, I can't dilute my feeling that the performances were trivially lacking.

For the vast majority of it's run time, Psychopaths consistently delivers a commendably high quality experience, riddled with enticingly dark humour and quotable dialogue. Despite this, the final chapter pertains to being a little more hollow than it's accompanying section and minutely diminishes the quality of the film as a whole.

Without a shadow of a doubt; Psychopaths deserves praise for it's non linear structure which consists of a plethora of plot twists, flashbacks and deviations into the backstories of the numerous "Psychopaths".

The picture has on numerous occasions been compared to the films of Quentin Tarantino, and accurately so as both revel in their extended sequences of dialogue, graphic depictions of violence and non linear storytelling elements. I believe it's appropriate to say that the quality of Psychopaths is equivalent to that of Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained (and edges towards Pulp Fiction), though it falls short of the impeccable bar raised by Reservoir Dogs.

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