Seven Psychopaths [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [DVD] [2012]

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  • Release Date: 01/29/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (115 out of 126)

Special Features


  • Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths
  • Crazy Locations
  • Woody Harrelson Is Charlie
  • Colin Farrell Is Marty
  • Layers
  • Seven Psychocats

Synopsis


Seven Psychopaths
Three friends (Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, and Sam Rockwell) incur the wrath of a violent L.A. gangster (Woody Harrelson) by kidnapping his prized shih tzu in this black comedy from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh. Aspiring screenwriter Marty (Farrell) has a brilliant screenplay called Seven Psychopaths floating around in his head; unfortunately he's usually to hungover to make any real progress on it. Meanwhile, Marty's best friend Billy (Rockwell) has some great ideas for the story, but he's reluctant to offer input without invitation. A down-on-his-luck actor, Billy pays his rent by running a lucrative dognapping scam with smooth-talking Hans (Walken). Just when frustrated Marty begins to fear that all of his ideas have dried up, however, Billy shows up with an adorable shih zhu swiped from a quick-tempered gangster (Harrelson), and a desperate trip into the desert finds the ideas flowing like drinks at an open bar. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Colin Farrell
    Colin Farrell - Marty
  • Christopher Walken
    Christopher Walken - Hans
  • Sam Rockwell
    Sam Rockwell - Billy
  • Woody Harrelson
    Woody Harrelson - Charlie
  • Olga Kurylenko
    Olga Kurylenko - Angela



Overall customer rating

4.4
92%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious movie with good action and great twists

    Posted
    Kingline07
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    Well, they have the title right. I don't know how these people found one another, but they certainly belong on the same list. They all have roles in a screenplay titled "Seven Psychopaths," which is under development by a writer named Marty Faranan, played by Colin Farrell. In Hollywood, "under development" means "all I have is the title." Written and directed by Martin McDonagh ("In Bruges"), this is a delightfully goofy, self-aware movie that knows it is a movie. You've heard of a movie within a movie? I think this is a movie without a movie. Some of it happens to Marty, some of it happens in Marty's imagination, and some of it seems to happen in one category and then invades another. Consider an opening sequence with Michael Stuhlbarg and Michael Pitt, who, on the basis of their conversation, are professional hit men. Or perhaps not very professional, because although they are in a wide-open space, they allow a man in a mask to walk right up and shoot them in the head. Does this really happen? Figure it out for yourself. Marty's best friend is Billy Bickle (Sam Rockwell), and if his last name is the same as the hero in Marty Scorsese's "Taxi Driver," I leave that for you to puzzle out. Eager to help Marty escape from writer's block, Billy suggests a classified ad asking psychopaths to volunteer for interviews. Tom Waits knocks on the door and introduces himself as a serial killer who specializes in killing other serial killers. I forgot to mention that Los Angeles currently has an active serial killer named the Jack of Diamonds killer, who wipes out mobsters. Billy is in business with a man named Hans (Christopher Walken). They're dognappers who nab the beloved pets of well-off citizens, and pick the wrong victim when they snatch Bonny, the only creature on Earth who inspires the slightest affection from the cold-blooded gangster Charlie (Woody Harrelson). Bonny is a Shih Tzu, giving the film countless opportunities to employ the words "Shih Tzu," in which the "t" is sounded. Intermixed with this story line, such as it is, are scenes for Marty's screenplay involving Harry Dean Stanton as a cold-faced, avenging Quaker, which play ever so much like first drafts for earlier versions of this script, not that Harry Dean Stanton isn't always enjoyable. The film's climax takes place in the archetypal desert hills of a B-Western, where Marty, Billy and Hans find themselves hiding out from the relentless Charlie with the Shih Tzu. The logic of this action, which circles around the question of who can be trusted by whom, and for whose reasons, is sort of an elaboration of the elegant geometry in the Mexican Standoff in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." Walken sometimes leans toward self-parody, but here his performance has a delicate, contained strangeness. All of the actors are good, and Farrell wisely allows the showier performances to circle around him. Like any screenwriter — like Tarantino, for example, who is possibly McDonagh's inspiration here — he brings these people into being and stands back in amazement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great comedic ride

    Posted
    Vallo
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    Seven Psychopaths! What a movie. First off, I wanted to like this movie more then I did, but overall it was still very good. Funny/clever script, great cast accompanied with great acting, and a pretty nice story! PQ was pretty dang good. There is a good amount of film grain there but it's the nice kind, not the evil kind. Not the best picture quality ever, but the details are very nice. Nothing to complain about audio wise. This movie doesn't have a lot of explosive sounds but when it does they shine. The extras left a lot to be desired. Only had a few super short features that were mainly filled with clips from the movie. Overall Seven Psychopaths is a fun movie, one of the better of 2012, and the release offers great picture and audio. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Scattershot Plot.

    Posted
    Tigon

    It could have been a jokey Tarantino rip-off but turned into a Seinfeld styled waste of time. Fans of 'In Bruges' may like this, but the movie goes into a bunch of unneeded subplots. Abbie Cornish and Olga Kurylenko are criminally underused actresses who had little screen time or character. The sole draw of the film was Christopher Walken's reformed maniac as the moral draw of the movie entirely. Even music legend Tom Waits is wasted as a disposable character. Great movie if you like small dogs and rabbits, though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I wish I had just Redboxed it

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    clynch
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    I really wanted to see this at the theater. The promos looked great, but it wasn't offered at the local theater and I didn't want to drive across town. I was so excited about the release, I went ahead an bought it. I thought it was going to be similar to Pulp Fiction, but it was not even close. I work in a psychiatric treatment facility and was expecting gritty realism, but I got a far fetched odd movie. One viewing was plenty. I wish I had just rented it and not bought it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Psycho Fun!

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    JB19
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    Seven Psychopaths is sharply written and darkly comic tale of a struggling screenwriter and the twisted efforts taken to create his screenplay. The dialogue is fast and funny, while the action and story unfold with precision. Colin Ferrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken and Woody Harrelson shine in their roles and their screen chemistry is spot on! Seven Psychopaths is a fun wild ride! Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Many unexpected events

    Posted
    Ericsen
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    7 Psychopaths is a great escape movie. Very funny. I like Sam Rockwell in everything I've seen him in. He makes a great lunatic (The Green Mile, Box of Moonlight), and a great psychopath. Woody Harrelson does a good job as neurotic mobster. And of course Christopher Walken is way cool. I had fun watching it for the first time and enjoy watching it again with friends who haven't seen it before. .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Most underrated movie of 2012!

    Posted
    TT55
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    Seven Psychopaths was my surprise of 2012. I thought it was a great ride. Very funny and well acted. I HIGHLY recommend at least a rental. Personally I watched it twice in 24 hours. I thought it was that good. It may not be for all watchers but if you black comedies you should love this. All involved give good performances especially Sam Rockwell. Just a fun, goofy movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seven is a crowd.

    Posted
    Chitowncynic
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    This movie is hands down a talent showcase. The film itself is very good, it tells the story of a couple men, one coming to terms with his life being stagnant and the other, a madman who leaves a particular calling card when he kills. Oh and it has the amazing Christopher Walkin, who brings a sense of slow boil to every role.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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