Seven Psychopaths (2012)

sevenDirector: Martin McDonagh

Writer: Martin McDonagh (Screenplay)

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell, Abbie Cornish, Christopher Walken, Michael Pitt, Harry Dean Stanton, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Stuhlbarg, Olga Kurylenko

 

Plot: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Fun Crime Comedy

 

Story: Seven Psychopaths starts as we follow a screenwriter Marty (Farrell) who is working on his latest script Seven Psychopaths, his friends Billy (Rockwell) and Hans (Walken) are con-artists that kidnap dogs for rewards from the owners. When gangster Charlie (Harrelson) has his beloved dog disappear he becomes Psychopath No.3 of the script who is searching for his dog killing anyone involved.

When Charlie and his men discover Billy and Hans schemes they targeting them with Marty getting caught in the middle. Marty uses this experience to help write his script while we witness just how far one man will go to get his Shih Tzu back.

Seven Psychopaths has plenty of anti-Hollywood stereotypes being used through the film are we see how the characters understand they are involved in a world where movies happen. We get lines that explain how Hollywood does certain things wrong in movies with the discussion on woman not being strong enough with the film only including small scenes with woman characters. The film also tries to spell out the ending much like Shaun of the Dead did. This tries to do something different which should be praised but does leave us with certain parts being part of the story while others are fictional part to make the screenplay.

 

Actor Review

 

Sam Rockwell: Billy is one half of a dognapping partnership that takes gangster beloved dog. He lives a very plain life supporting his best friend Marty with his screenplay. He has a secret and is just as dangerous as Charlie really is. Sam gives us the performance you always expect to see from him.ily

Woody Harrelson: Charlie is local gangster who loves his Shih Tzu but when Billy & Hans take his dog he ends up going on a revenge path to get his dog back killing anyone who gets in his way. Woody much like Sam is one of the most reliable actors in the business today and shows why.charlie

Colin Farrell: Marty is a screenwriter that has been struggling on his latest script for a movie called Seven Psychopaths. His best friend is Billy and being friends with Billy has led him into the situation there Charlie is after him too. Colin shows he has all the skills to be a top actor in this role.

Christopher Walken: Hans is the partner of Billy in dognapping, his wife has been fighting cancer, but when Billy takes Charlie’s dog we get to see just the type of character Hans is. Christopher is always a brilliant supporting actor.hans

Support Cast: Seven Psychopaths has a strong supporting cast that all help make this a great film.

Director Review: Martin McDonaghMartin gives us one of the best crime comedy side of the story with his inclusion of some of the most talented actors in Hollywood.

 

Comedy: Seven Psychopaths has good laughs with a lot poking fun at Hollywood stereotypes.

Crime: Seven Psychopaths puts us into a world of dognapping, gangsters and psychopaths.

Settings: Seven Psychopaths uses the settings well without being overly important to the final outcome of the story.
Special Effects
: Seven Psychopaths has good effect when need without being too important to the story.

Suggestion: Seven Psychopaths is one to try just because it does against certain moments against Hollywood. (Try It)

 

Best Part: Rockwell steals the show.

Worst Part: Slightly slow in the middle.

 

Believability: No

Chances of Tears: No

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: Early credits scene.

 

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: $15 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 50 Minutes

Tagline: No te metas con el perro (Don’t mess with the dog)

 

Overall: Very enjoyable crime comedy that works on so many levels.

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2016 Watched List Part 19

2016 Watched List

I did a watched list last year and now I have decided to make a slight twist on it all, I will continue to do a list of the order I watched them all but I will also rank the 10 films from worst to best. So here is the list, what do you think and how do you rate this films.

Here is 181 – 190,

1.       April Fool’s Day

2.       Atlantis Down

3.       XXX

4.       XXX 2 The Next Level

5.       Rosemary’s Baby

6.       Bereavement

7.       Night at the Museum

8.       Night at the Museum 2

9.       Night at the Museum 3

10.   Gods of Egypt

This is how I rate these films from worst to best.

10) Atlantis Down atlantis Sci-fi mind bender which looks like it was shot in your local woods.
9) XXX 2 The Next Level casting card Action sequel that feels like a parody of the original.
8) April Fool’s Day casting card Horror thriller that feels like it should be part of the I Know What You Did Last Summer franchise.
7) Bereavement casting card A Horror that goes slightly too far to create a shock value.
6) Gods of Egypt casting card Clash of the Titans – Egypt Edition, pretty colours.
5) XXX casting card Easy to watch action film.
4) Night at the Museum 3 casting card Nice conclusion to the trilogy.
3) Night at the Museum 2 casting ard Bigger, bolder sequel.
2) Night at the Museum casing card Nice family film looking through history.
1) Rosemary’s Baby casting card True classic in the horror genre.