Seven Psychopaths (2012)
January 30, 2013 3 Comments
Directed by: Martin McDonagh (I absolutely loved In Bruges, and kinda feel like watching that again right away now)
Written by: McDonagh again.
Starring: Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, and a bunch of other sorta names in smaller parts. Check them tags.
What it’s about: a wanna-be screenwriter ends up finding inspiration in the actions of his best friend
B-Movie Alternate Title: Se7en Adaptations
Movie Mash Up: In Bruges + Adaptation
What I liked: Well Colin Farrell has been knocking it out of the park for years, and he continues that record here. Walken is sometimes the best part of a shitty movie, and in this case, he’s one of many parts, but so delightful to watch. Sam Rockwell can be hit or miss, and for the most part here, he’s hittin’. There are so many great actors in the cast, some getting the briefest of screen time, but wonderful to see nonetheless. Loved the writing, especially the heavy-on-the-meta story line.
What I disliked: Unlike Adaptation, there wasn’t much of a “letting the viewer figure it out for themselves” aspect to the meta-ness, which is fine, but it just seemed a bit ham-fisted at points.
Would I recommend it to anyone?: Yes and no, so I guess that means no. It isn’t a movie for every audience, especially if that person did not enjoy In Bruges.
Rating: 4 / 5