Seven Psychopaths Synopsis
The oddball friends of a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) kidnap a mobster's beloved dog.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Men in movies are often just overgrown boys, and Seven Psychopaths is out to prove it - in the most twisted, hilarious way possible.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
An energetically demented psycho-killer comedy set in faux-noir L.A., Seven Psychopaths rollicks along to the unique narrative beat and...
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The Hollywood Reporter

While it's way behind the "Pulp Fiction" curve, Seven Psychopaths can be terrifically entertaining.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Blood splatters, heads explode, and McDonagh takes sassy, self-mocking shots at the very notion of being literary in Hollywood. It's...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Absurdly entertaining even after it disappears up its own hindquarters in the last act, and it gives some of our weirder actors ample room...
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There's something overtly mechanical about McDonagh's approach that keeps it all from being as outrageously fun as it's pretending to be.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Meta and messy, Seven Psychopaths does not hang together like "In Bruges."
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New York Daily News

Each cast member helps push it along, with standouts including Rockwell, Harrelson and Gabourey Sidibe in a brief but memorable scene. They...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The violence wears you down. Like one of its nutso characters, Seven Psychopaths has a death wish.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Compared with other movies, Seven Psychopaths is clever and inventive enough to be considered a weak success or a modest failure, the kind...
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Seven Psychopaths

By Aristotle'sLover
Great actors and great one liners ----scattered, unrelated hilarity on occasion ---- otherwise gruesome and the bloody visual detract from any dialogue. Otherwise way too obvious "guy" mania trying...

Yawn Fest

By field
Pace of the movie was a little bit too slow, the humor was bland, probably tweaked for people with about 70 IQ average. The whole thing about the movie writing itself as it happens i just found kind...

Save your money

By Bad Dog Dude
VERY VERY slow paced boring movie. Like watching paint dry. If you're a HUGE fan of the Hollywood stars in this movie, then go. But despite the big name cast, there's very mediocre acting, a...

Seven Psychopaths

By Jeff from San Jose
Great movie! I was caught off guard. I did not expect the film to be as entertaining as it was. It had me laughing and very interested in the characters. The performances by Colin Ferrell,...


By DateNightLover
While there were several funny punch lines in the movie, we were disappointed with the movie overall. Woody Harrelson wasn't as funny as I had hoped and the plot was all over the place. It would...

Not very funny

By mark_in_sf
This movie has it's moments, but there are too few of them to make it a worthwhile film. It's loaded with attempts at dark humor, but most of it is just disturbing not funny. If you think Sam...

Fun movie!

By onenetnut
I really enjoyed this movie because I like movies with dark and quirky humor. This is a fast-paced well written move with a great cast. The audience cheered, laughed, and was surprised at several...

Walked Out! I hate that!

By littledd
I gave this movie time to redeem itself. Over an hour I sat there wondering what the critics were writing about. This movie had no plot. Just segments not even pieced together. Blood and violence...

Psycho Entertainment

By pedsarq
This is one fun movie to sit through. Sam Rockwell is his usual off-the-wall psycho self. He really drives the movie. Colin Farrell plays a wimpy screenwriter in this film and Sam Rockwell his...

Seven Psychopaths

By horsechuckle
Saw this on a Sunday afternoon. The theater was about 1/4 full. As the movie progressed, people got up and left--there is a lot of blood, but you come to understand that it is over the top fake...

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Rated R | For Strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use.
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