Me and My Nine Iron

October 5, 2012

Seven Psychopaths review

Filed under: Movie reviews — BJ @ 12:10 pm

Seen at a pre-release screening in Los Angeles:

I was pretty turned off from the trailer–a gangster coming after a screenwriter because of a kidnapped lapdog–but I’m so glad I watched it because it was one of the surprise hits of the year. From the opening scene, you get a feel for the witty dialogue a la Quentin Tarantino, followed by a shocking shooting – pretty much the winning formula for this movie.

Written, directed and produced by Martin McDonagh, who I will say right now is a guy to watch for the rest of his career. A living legendary Irish playwright, McDonagh has four Tony Award nominations; as far as his film credits go, his 2004 short won an Oscar, In Bruges got an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and now, Seven Psychopaths, which deserves another one.

A highly entertaining crime comedy, with Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2) stealing the show, and a very intricately well-written story that doesn’t let down in the slightest. Colin Farrell is refreshing in his Irish accent, Christopher Walken is classic and Woody Harrelson plays the scorned dog owner who’ll kill anyone to get his dog back. Tons of shootings, a little mystery and suspense and a great denouement. A perfect guy’s movie.

Seven Psychopaths opens in theaters on October 12.

Rating: 5 stars out of 5

IMDb rating: 7.3
What it should be: 8.3




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