Seven Psychopaths


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After making a splash with his terrific debut, the comedy-noir In Bruges, playwright-turned-director Martin McDonagh presumably got the call from Hollywood. He would no doubt have been expected to write a funny, irreverently violent, Tarantino-esque film. What he did instead is make a funny, irreverently violent, Tarantino-esque film about the inherent rubbish-ness of writers.

Colin Farrell is Irish writer Marty, who’s too inebriated to knock a script out. When his dog-kidnapping buddy (Rockwell) and his partner-in-crime (Christopher Walken, never better) steal a Shih Tzu from a maniac (Woody Harrelson), the plot that has escaped Marty’s imagination bursts into his life.

McDonagh’s script pokes a satisfyingly self-aware finger in the ribs of writers, with their glock-wielding psychopathic characters and blood-spattered scripts. Seven Psychopaths is a laugh-a-minute, loopy shaggy dog’s tale – and insanely good fun.

By Cath Clarke
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

Seven Psychopaths

  • Duration: 110
  • Released: Thu, 08 Nov
  • Classification: 18+
  • Language: English
  • Director: Martin McDonagh
  • Stars: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Michael Pitt, Michael Stuhlbarg, Abbie Cornish, Christopher Walken

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