REVIEW: SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS
SYNOPSIS: Seven Psychopaths follows a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu
Hans: An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.
Billy: No, it doesn't. There'll be one guy left with one eye. How's the last blind guy gonna take out the eye of the last guy left?
This is one wild and crazy film in so many ways. At the same time, “it’s got layers” and “it’s moving”. This is a movie about the script writing of a movie about this movie. Did you get that? Exactly! It is zany fun with some dark humor, physical humor, randomness, and hard core wackiness. At some moments it’s flat out hilarious. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. One of the best aspects is how well the title befits the movie. You’re going to get what you would expect and maybe more. For Priscilla, however, some of the more was a bit much. “There was a lot of heavy carnage . . . too ‘in your face’ carnage.” This is like Quentin Tarantino, Kill Bill type blood and gore, shocking and squirting. But hey, the dogs used in the film were super adorable, none more than Bonny, the Shih Tzu. So we go from funny to blood to cute over and over again throughout the movie so you are really on your toes because you’re not sure what you’re going to get next. On top of that and other than the off the wall story and concept, the cast really makes the movie and is the icing on the cake. Probably the most impressive performance is given by Sam Rockwell. He goes all out on the psychopath concept and is the winner of the most insane psycho of the seven. Well, actually, there is also Woody Harrelson who gives some strong competition for that title. He also gives an excellent performance. And of course there’s Mr. Christopher Walken. He is incapable of giving a bad performance. He also fits in this story very well. There is a bunch of talented folks with small roles that fill in the movie nicely but leave you wanting to see more of them.
The fundamental story of this film is actually simple but the presentation is elaborate and convoluted. There are some surprising turns and revelations too. This movie is really entertaining in so many ways. Heck, even the cinematography is pretty darn good for a movie of this genre. And while we’re at it, Writer/Director Martin McDonagh has done a pretty darn good job with this movie being only his second major motion picture. In Bruges was his first and I think you can see a pattern. His skills are improving already. You won’t go wrong by selecting this movie at the box office, just leave the younglings at home.
By Cine Marcos
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