Written September 16, 2014
Some movies are simply made for movie lovers. This film has enough morbid humor and fantastically staged violence and blood gags that anyone enjoying the animal nature of cinema will undoubtedly enjoy the comedic mayhem before them. However, 7 Psychopaths true value erupts forth in this majestic ode to struggling filmmakers, this pointed condemnation of mass produced Hollywood cinema, and the surprising devotion that develops between the three main "protagonists." Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, and Tom Waits act their insane behinds off in this bizarrely conceived film. If you know violent movies, then go attempt to get into the heads of the 7 Psychopaths.
This movie is clearly for adults that do not get offended by over the top violence and some nudity.
Written June 09, 2013
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Written October 27, 2014
This is a dark comedy along the lines of Pulp Fiction. It is a must see, but is quite graphic. Not for kids or the squeamish.
Written September 23, 2014
It's possible the film makers were going for one of those "been there done that but it was fun so let's do it again" kind of sentimental audience journeys, as in "Pulp Fiction" redux, but it doesn't work here. The characters are well played but the onscreen talent is given little to work with in the way of either dialog, plot or device. Still, thanks to the combined screen talents of all involved, the movie comes in just shy of entertaining. In other words, you'll find yourself fidgeting while waiting for the next conflict to be presented so it too, can eventually be resolved. It's not a bad movie, just not all that great either. It's worth the price of a ticket, although that's really a judgment call by the one paying and his/her threshold for what qualifies as bang for the movie buck…pardon the pun.
Written October 20, 2012
Number 1: Great script.
Number 2: Tight direction.
Number 3: Memorable, even lovable, characters.
Number 4: Top-notch acting.
Number 5: Violence!!
Number 6: Head blowing hilarity!!
Number 7: Plus a heaping dose of sweetness to round it all out.