Sunday, November 4, 2012

New Release Review: Seven Psychopaths (Martin McDonagh, 2012)

Seven Psychopaths is set to hit Australian cinemas November 8.

If you liked writer/director Martin McDonagh’s last film, In Bruges (2008) then it is pretty hard not to go into Seven Psychopaths with some level of anticipation. While it’s not a major drop of the ball from McDonagh, it is a haywire mess of a film, preoccupied with its self-aware meta tendencies and forgetting to tell a coherent story. It is a film that thinks it is cleverer than it is and I walked away disappointed.

Marty (Collin Farrell) is a struggling writer who is way past deadline on his most recent screenplay, “Seven Psychopaths.” Billy (Sam Rockwell), (Marty’s best friend) is making a living as a part time dog thief with Hans (Christopher Walken). When Charlie (Woody Harrelson), a psychopathic gangster whose beloved dog has just been stolen by Billy and Hans, sets out on a violent revenge mission to find her, Marty is caught up in the middle.

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