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Seven Psychopaths (2012)

 -  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 oddball 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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Also Known As:

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$14,989,761 (USA) (14 December 2012)
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Hans: Marty, I've been reading your movie. Your women characters are awful. None of them have anything to say for themselves. And most of them get either shot or stabbed to death within five minutes. And the ones that don't probably will later on.
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Pulp Fiction for the very poor
16 December 2012 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

At times like this, when I see a movie like 7 psychos rated almost 8 at IMDb, a deep sense of despair overcomes me. Are people really that easy to entertain and to fool? Is that really all people want?

The first scene says it all: two strange guys talking strange things, apparently they are killers. Pulp fiction, here we come. It's gonna be great.

The next 30 minutes, you are faced with a string of senseless dialog and some weirdos doing weird stuff. OK, it's gonna be hilarious soon, you think. The all-explaining twist is only seconds away, when all will make sense and the ultimate wittiness of it all becomes obvious.

But it never comes. It just goes on with one pointless scene after the next. Some people get killed in a disturbing way. And because it's disturbing and doesn't make sense, it must be funny *somehow*, mustn't it?

No, it must not. Bad movies are just bad movies, no matter what the authors intentions were. There's not a single character in the movie that deserves any emotional consideration whatsoever (not even the dog).

I feel kind of bad writing this review. Usually when people say only negative things about a movie, they didn't really understand it and are just expressing their frustration with a hate review. But I understand quite well what the movie was trying to be, and I would have really wanted it to succeed, just like Pulp Fiction did in a strange but great way, or like the weird but always well thought-through stuff Charlie Kaufmann writes.

But the simple truth here is: the author had no real idea for a movie, so they went for a movie about movie making, threw in seven psychos, and a few murders, and some weird talking that could be mistaken for some sort of philosophical pondering, and hoped for an audience that doesn't make the mistake of bringing a brain with them. Apparently, at least in the latter they succeeded.


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