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Seven Psychopaths (2012)

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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

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They Won't Take Any Shih Tzu. See more »

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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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12 October 2012 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

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 »

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The type of flare gun Billy fires is clearly single charge - so Charlie Costello would know it was empty when Billy comes down from the rocks, with the flare gun at the dog's head. Unless Charlie brought spare flares that Billy found when quickly rummaging through the convertible - or Billy coincidentally brought flares with him. Both highly unlikely. See more »

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[from trailer]
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?
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A surprise final scene interrupts the closing credits a few seconds after they start. See more »

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The Comancheros
Performed by Claude King
Written by Tillman B. Franks (as Tillman Franks)
Published by EMI United Partnership Ltd
Master Recording courtesy of K-tel Multimedia (UK) Limited
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An intricate film with genuine laughs centered around a solid script
15 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was driving to the theater, I was doubting my choice in Seven Psychopaths, because the trailer made it seem like so many films I'd seen before that looked edgy and wry, and showed so much promise in the previews yet fell short because of flat characters and muddled plots. This one, however, did not let me down.

I suggest that you see this film purely because it tries to do more with a movie than anything you've seen in a while, and it manages to actually succeeds on all levels, while dangerously romancing the clichés of toying with clichés, movies about writing movies, and gangsters with a soft side. Every time the story started to get even a little generic, wild cards came firing in from all sides.

The actors played their parts well, but Rockwell gave the best performance. I was impressed by Woody and Walken's abilities to shed their skins and get deeper into character than I've seen them be in years.

This is a writer's film--the subplots (really, borderline vignettes) about the various psychopaths that Marty encounters are well done, their back stories unfold at different paces, and their details that connect them to the central plot are creatively deployed, while the momentum of the film clearly hinges in the here and now and does not make the mistake of merely chaining together several subplots to produce one "dog" of a story.

I enjoyed almost everything about Seven Psychopaths. 10/10 to offset the 2 that someone without a brain will rate this.


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