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Seven Psychopaths (2012)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  12 October 2012 (USA)
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A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.



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A struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster's (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


No te metas con el perro (Don't mess with the dog) See more »


Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sedam psihopata  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,174,915 (USA) (12 October 2012)


$14,989,761 (USA) (14 December 2012)

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When Marty is left alone with Zachariah for his first encounter with a psychopath setup by Billie, Zachariah speaks of having an idea that he and Maggie would travel the country killing people. This idea is all too familiar as Woody Harrelson (Charlie) starred as Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers, a film with the plot of a couple traveling the country killing people. See more »


When Dennis is in the back of the car and he questions Hans, his mouth only moves for a split second and the dialogue is still heard even when his lips have stopped moving. See more »


Marty: Billy's a psychopath, Hans.
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A story, about a story, distracted by a Shih-Tzu, with guns
6 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My friends and I went to the San Diego film festival this past week and were fortunate enough to get into an early screening of Seven Psychopaths, by Martin McDonagh. The film was very satisfying to me personally, weaving an original story around rich characters. Story is something that I take into great consideration when viewing a film as it has lost a foothold in many films today. In terms of presentation, I felt this movie to be a combination of Guy Richie, Quentin Tarantino, and The Coen Brothers. It's hilarious, dark, gripping, precise, quirky, demented, gory, and British. The frequent narration and character introduction of the movie gives it a constantly evolving lure and makes you feel like you're sitting by a camp fire listening to something unfold. Even though their is a thick layer of narration and Peckinpah darkness, it's fun as hell, with the acting a huge aspect of that; if you want to experience a great story, that discovers a point to the whole mess these characters undertake, and have a blast at the same time, then go see this awesome movie!

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