Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths

DVD - 2013
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Marty is a struggling screenwriter who wants nothing more than to finish his script. Instead, he becomes entangled with the Los Angeles gangster underworld when his odd, but well-meaning friends kidnap a volatile gangster's shih tzu. The ordeal gives Marty all the inspiration he needs; now, he must live long enough to finish his story.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2013
Edition: EnglishSpanish subtitled version
Branch Call Number: DVD COMEDY Sev
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: 7 psychopaths

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michaelfwood
Jan 16, 2018

A waste of two hours.

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fdb045
Mar 14, 2017

I mirror the previous comments - this movie is funny, enjoyable, smart, etc. Well worth watching.

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RedLeaf
Aug 17, 2015

Along with the "film within a film" genre the stories of the psychopaths intertwine so that "reality" blurs. The differing life paths of the psychopaths lead to questions of their role in the human community. Add dark humour, over the top violence (not for the easily upset), and strong acting from the main characters, and this film made me think about its content more than most films.

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uugene
Jun 30, 2015

Funny and fun and smart in a dumb way. My prejudice: big fan of Sam Rockwell, but they're all great. Hilarious script.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

Wonderfully self-aware in its dissection of crime/action films, with great performances from Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken.

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franque
Apr 14, 2015

Enjoyable but not required viewing. Seven Psychopaths is a meta movie in that it's a film that's about film, or more specifically film writing. Filmed in LA (of course) the story of a film writer & his friends who help him write a screenplay while at the same time deal with Shih Tzu loving gangster who will do anything to get back his kidnapped dog. Walken does his thing perfectly & poignantly, while Farrell definitely does the Irish alcoholic role just fine. An odd film for sure but not bad.

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BertBailey
Apr 08, 2015

A very enjoyable zany flick, quirky and lopsided in several ways. Great vehicle for Christopher Walken in particular I thought, though the whole cast makes much of its oblique approach to sewing together a story. Recommended if you're in the mood for an unusual comedy.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 22, 2014

This film by Irish director Martin McDonagh falls within the "absurdist" film category. In some way it feels like an art-house film, too. So it is not for everybody, but some will find humour and enjoyment in it.

voisjoe1 Sep 14, 2014

Watch Seven Psychopaths and you get a zany film. A film scriptwriter meets a few strange characters, which might be like some of the characters of a film that he wants to develop, but he gets writer’s block. Woody Harrelson is great as the crazed, comedic, wild gangster. Hey, Christopher Walken is great in this film also. Know the country for the film that gave Walken his Oscar for best supporting actor? – It was The Deer Hunter. I think the makers of the film threw in a scene about a Vietnamese monk committing self-immolation. For those not too much up on history, monk immolation was the warning that should have stopped America from getting involved in the Vietnamese War. Are the Oscar and the immolation scene, both about Vietnam, some kind of message from Walken?

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angel_heart
May 15, 2014

Very unexpected all the way around. Walker is good in anything. It would have been better without the nude scene and the foul language. Hard to find a decent movie anymore. Enjoyable.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 22, 2014

Sexual Content: One scene of brief nudity.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 22, 2014

Violence: Plenty of killings and blood-soaked bodies.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 22, 2014

Ron@Ottawa thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Monolith
Jun 13, 2013

Marty: "Y'know what I think the movie should be? The first half should be like a... perfect set-up for an out-'n'-out revenge flick." Billy: "Yeah!" Marty: "Violence... guns... all the usual bullsh*t, and then... I don't know, man, it's... The lead characters should just walk away! They should just drive off into the desert and pitch a tent somewhere... and just talk, for the rest of the friggin' movie. No shootouts; no pay-offs, just... human beings talking." Billy: "What're we makin' French movies, now? That sounds like the stupidest ending -- no shootouts?! That sounds like the stupidest ending to a movie I've ever f*cking -- NO SHOOTOUTS?!?"

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