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1h 45min
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Synopsis:
Marly (Colin Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay, 'Seven Psychopaths'. All he needs is a little focus and inspiration. Charlie (Woody Harrelson) is the psychotic gangster who has just had his beloved dog stolen by Marty's oddball friends (Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken). Unpredictable and extremely violent, Charlie is prepared to kill anyone associated with the theft, giving Marty all the focus and inspiration he needs to finish his script. Just as long as he lives to tell the tale...
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Directors:
Producers:
Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Martin McDonagh
Writers:
Martin McDonagh
Studio:
E1 Entertainment
Genres:
British Films, Comedy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/04/2013
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
English, Vietnamese
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths
  • Colin Farrell is Marty
  • Woody Harrelson is Charlie
  • Crazy Locations
  • Seven Psychocats
  • Layers
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/04/2013
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English, Vietnamese
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths
  • Colin Farrell is Marty
  • Woody Harrelson is Charlie
  • Crazy Locations
  • Seven Psychocats
  • Layers
  • Trailer

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Reviews (4) of Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths - Seven Psychopaths review by WS

Spoiler Alert
03/10/2014

The key players certainly deliver, especially Woody Harrelson as the mobster and Christopher Walken as the dog-kidnapper with a sinister past, but the Colin Farrell character - a borderline alcoholic writer struggling for inspiration - seemed bland and stereotyped, overshadowed by the other male leads, and nothing like as memorable as the suicidal hit-man Ray of In Bruges. Of the stories-within-stories, two of the three were quite weak (and there were only 3 not 7 as I was expecting) and were not really about psychopaths at all, just vengeful obsessives.

The action and situations often feel too much like an unironic mash-up of early Coen Brothers and Tarantino movies, although lacking their tautness and memorable dialogue. But this slightly clunky attempt at fusing genres - action, neo-noir, farce - does at least deliver a funny and macabre twist at the end.

Altogether it is moderately entertaining but if you've seen In Bruges, don't get your hopes up too high.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Mother in law will hate it. - Seven Psychopaths review by NC

Spoiler Alert
07/11/2017

Quirky film with off the wall guys like Walken, Farrell, and Woody.......what not to like? Black comedy for sure.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Walken and Farrell you can't go wrong - Seven Psychopaths review by LL

Spoiler Alert
04/07/2019

Loved it, funny, well acted perfect pace.

If you liked In Bruges you will likely like this too, if I am wrong you might just like the scenery as it is beautiful.

The storyline.... bad man's dog gets dog napped, bad man goes after men who did the dog napping. It's not on the face of it an interesting set up but it's the interwoven lives of the main characters that makes it.

Definitely worth a second watch as you miss some of the finer details and some of the really funny bits first time round.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Seven Psychopaths review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

A rather bizarre piece that begins under the guise of an average Hollywood action lead revenge drama Seven Psychopaths ends up as a surprisingly thoughtful piece with a contemplative edge that is likely to sail over the heads of many an audience member.

The story centres around alcoholic screen writer Marty whose current idea currently consists of nothing more than a title; “The Seven Psychopath’s”, and looks as though it may be little more than a collection of horrific stories of revenge fuelled murders enacted over the last twenty years. However when the psychopaths (all derived from news pieces or overheard bar talk) begin to cross Marty’s path he, and his friends Billy and Hans, find themselves enacting the final stages of any stereotypical action film, on the run from a dangerous gangster driven crazy following the kidnapping of his dog.

Through this rather confusing storyline however an interesting line of connectivity has been woven by film maker and screen writer Martin McDonagh, onto which a bizarre but rather charming comedy is strung; the story of a father who seeks revenge against the rapist who murdered his young daughter unwinds alongside the tale of a mysterious killer who leaves a playing card at the scene of every death, all the while Marty is attempting to turn his violent action drama into a story of depth and perception.

Though in all honesty the premise is rather stretched, as one gets the distinct impression McDonagh is in fact Marty and couldn’t think of a more concrete story for his seven psychopaths, the characters and performances, particularly those of Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell, make this a surprisingly enjoyable movie that leaves you feeling reflective but undeniably satisfied.

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