Seven Psychopaths
Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Marty (Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay, "Seven Psychopaths". Billy (Rockwell) is Marty's best friend, an unemployed actor and part time dog thief, who wants to help Marty by any means… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 12, 2012
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2013
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Seven Psychopaths delivers sly cinematic commentary while serving up a heaping helping of sharp dialogue and gleeful violence.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

McDonagh is less saturated in film and pop culture than Tarantino and less prone than Kaufman to disappear down story wormholes.

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Dana Stevens

All this narrative nesting and genre-skipping sounds very cerebral on the page, but in practice, Seven Psychopaths is as pleasurably kinetic as can be, full of double-crosses and gunplay and sun-kissed SoCal locations.

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Jason Bailey

A less successful picture, mostly because it's more concerned with its winking meta-textual framework than the larger humanistic concerns of his other work.

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David Denby
New Yorker

The kind of messy, absurdist movie that can lift you out of a crappy mood-at least for a while.

Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Each time it appears that McDonagh, who also directed, has written himself into a cul de sac, he off-roads the movie (sometimes literally) into fresh territory.

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Craig D. Lindsey

Violence may be served up in copious amounts, but McDonagh also creates characters who have no qualms going gently into that good night.

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Richard Roeper

This is one of the best times I've had at the movies in years.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Yes, it's a lot to keep track of, but writer-director Martin McDonagh does so with deft humor as the film hurls toward a desert climax, foreshadowed in one of Billy and Marty's exchanges.

Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups

McDonagh might have had a minor classic in the tradition of Quentin Tarantino...But by the time the characters head to the desert to pitch a tent and contemplate new screenplay concepts, we've nearly forgotten what the movie is supposed to be about.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A funny dark comedy that has some very inspired moments, but McDonagh doesn't know exactly what to do with the material in his hands, and so he keeps… More
Spencer S.
This is the best of what absurdist film has to offer, the best of the gangster film genre, and the best film to feature any psychopaths, "Seven… More
Kevin M. Williams
A Irish screenwriter living in L.A. has a little bit of problem: he's trying to write a new script based on this half-formed idea that he's got,… More
Eric Shankle
Entertaining but very unbalanced. I would have preferred a better connection between the dog story and the seven psychopaths. The film also loses momentum… More
xGary Xx
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… More
Chris Weber
This had the potential to be great, but it instead is somewhat of a sophomore slump for Martin McDonagh. The heavily self referential plot concerns an… More