Written October 14, 2012
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 Rockwell shooting his girlfriend in the stomach and leaving her to die, and then later joking that he's not such a bad guy because he didn't shoot her in the head and he called an ambulance is funny, then this film may be for you, because that's the "humor" typical of this film.
Written October 18, 2012
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 points in the film--which is always a good sign.
Written November 19, 2012
This movie has layers. Not like an Ogre but still very complex. If you liked 'The Usual Suspects', 'Clay Pigeons', 'Fargo' you will like Seven Psychopaths.
An Irish screenwriter and his best friend writing a movie script called.. Seven Psycopaths. It's strange, with people acting true to the characters they're playing but also straying away from what you'd expect from those characters. Just when you think you have a handle on the story a psychopath throws in a monkey wrench and you're lost again.
Everyone turned in a stellar performance. Christopher Walken played a role that was a little more subdued than usual but characteristically odd. Woody Harrelson always makes me laugh even when he's a cold-blooded killer, and Sam Rockwell is probably the most interesting player in the story. He is, without doubt, one of the best character actors alive. Always different and very invested in his role.
A definite Must See.
Written October 31, 2012
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 muse. Throw in Christopher Walken, a natural-born-psycho if ever there was one, and you get the makings of what turns out to be an unpredictable, ballsy, loosely scripted serial killer movie that deals with such issues as writer's block, inexplicable dog-loving, the mob, and crazy girlfriends. I was entertained.
Written October 31, 2014
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 blood. You can close your eyes when someone is about to be slaughtered! Those of us who stayed really enjoyed it--very strange and funny. Great acting and dialogue, We laughed out loud countless times. Smart, interesting, paradoxical. Way better than the worst movie we have seen this season, The Master.