Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths

DVD - 2013
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Marty is a struggling screenwriter who wants nothing more than to finish his script. Instead, he becomes entangled with the Los Angeles gangster underworld when his odd, but well-meaning friends kidnap a volatile gangster's shih tzu. The ordeal gives Marty all the inspiration he needs; now, he must live long enough to finish his story.

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In this self-aware crime comedy, a struggling screenwriter is pulled into a sticky situation involving an unhinged criminal's stolen Shih Tzu.

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CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

Wonderfully self-aware in its dissection of crime/action films, with great performances from Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken.


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fdb045
Mar 14, 2017

I mirror the previous comments - this movie is funny, enjoyable, smart, etc. Well worth watching.

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RedLeaf
Aug 17, 2015

Along with the "film within a film" genre the stories of the psychopaths intertwine so that "reality" blurs. The differing life paths of the psychopaths lead to questions of their role in the human community. Add dark humour, over the top violence (not for the easily upset), and strong acting from the main characters, and this film made me think about its content more than most films.

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uugene
Jun 30, 2015

Funny and fun and smart in a dumb way. My prejudice: big fan of Sam Rockwell, but they're all great. Hilarious script.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

Wonderfully self-aware in its dissection of crime/action films, with great performances from Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken.

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franque
Apr 14, 2015

Enjoyable but not required viewing. Seven Psychopaths is a meta movie in that it's a film that's about film, or more specifically film writing. Filmed in LA (of course) the story of a film writer & his friends who help him write a screenplay while at the same time deal with Shih Tzu loving gangster who will do anything to get back his kidnapped dog. Walken does his thing perfectly & poignantly, while Farrell definitely does the Irish alcoholic role just fine. An odd film for sure but not bad.

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BertBailey
Apr 08, 2015

A very enjoyable zany flick, quirky and lopsided in several ways. Great vehicle for Christopher Walken in particular I thought, though the whole cast makes much of its oblique approach to sewing together a story. Recommended if you're in the mood for an unusual comedy.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 22, 2014

This film by Irish director Martin McDonagh falls within the "absurdist" film category. In some way it feels like an art-house film, too. So it is not for everybody, but some will find humour and enjoyment in it.

voisjoe1 Sep 14, 2014

Watch Seven Psychopaths and you get a zany film. A film scriptwriter meets a few strange characters, which might be like some of the characters of a film that he wants to develop, but he gets writer’s block. Woody Harrelson is great as the crazed, comedic, wild gangster. Hey, Christopher Walken is great in this film also. Know the country for the film that gave Walken his Oscar for best supporting actor? – It was The Deer Hunter. I think the makers of the film threw in a scene about a Vietnamese monk committing self-immolation. For those not too much up on history, monk immolation was the warning that should have stopped America from getting involved in the Vietnamese War. Are the Oscar and the immolation scene, both about Vietnam, some kind of message from Walken?

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angel_heart
May 15, 2014

Very unexpected all the way around. Walker is good in anything. It would have been better without the nude scene and the foul language. Hard to find a decent movie anymore. Enjoyable.

X_andor_Who Mar 30, 2014

Seven Psychopaths:
A nice approach to the mentality and to the mindset of an individual’s thought thinking, traveling path. I think that each one of us has a unique perspective to have and to hold and to house these special stories that no one other has. And to harness this seeming skill will make one more aware that he/she/it is story, and that each one of these stories come from many senses and from many thinking thoughts. When one only sees differences in others that they dislike, one will become as a defined prison with walls unto themselves, and will only be able to live within those walls of their own fear, hate, confusion, and greed. Undefined characters try to see themselves in any imaginable way, and try to approach and walk the path of all psychopaths. But most importantly, and this should not be forgotten: people are all important.
I thought the story plot and its corresponding story devices were a good means for measure as per point of views having their own perspectives on other people’s point of views. It can be said that I am psychopath as well, and to this it fits via a mind of mine own or not of mine own, traveling on paths of mine own making or not of mine own making. Row, row, row your boat…gentle down the stream…merrily, merrily, merrily…life is but a dream. The characters portrayed a certain aura of something like a “Canterbury Tales” equivalent, whereby each teller of tales told his story and stories in terms of insight on personal individual life experience and from this personal perspective coming from a myriad of mentally mapped out point(s) of view(s), came thus, unique stories. We are all readers, writers, directors, artists, musicians, feelers, and tinkering thinkers; we are everything we allow ourselves to be…and still we may be nothing more than that of but a dream…but, at least, if possible, might we, the dream, be the best damned dream, a dream can be. This movie is further testament to as why one, such as I, would hold that everything that I am and everything that I behold is as not real-real…but, is at best, imaginary. With all the interjection of the imaginary that goes on in one’s life, one rarely if ever has it don upon them that they too are imaginary. Excellent take on direction of the story and of all stories interwoven into this story sequence called Seven Psychopaths. Rating: 5.0/5.0; Xandor Who

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 22, 2014

Sexual Content: One scene of brief nudity.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 22, 2014

Violence: Plenty of killings and blood-soaked bodies.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 22, 2014

Ron@Ottawa thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Monolith
Jun 13, 2013

Marty: "Y'know what I think the movie should be? The first half should be like a... perfect set-up for an out-'n'-out revenge flick." Billy: "Yeah!" Marty: "Violence... guns... all the usual bullsh*t, and then... I don't know, man, it's... The lead characters should just walk away! They should just drive off into the desert and pitch a tent somewhere... and just talk, for the rest of the friggin' movie. No shootouts; no pay-offs, just... human beings talking." Billy: "What're we makin' French movies, now? That sounds like the stupidest ending -- no shootouts?! That sounds like the stupidest ending to a movie I've ever f*cking -- NO SHOOTOUTS?!?"

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