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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 friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster's (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Written by Anonymous

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No te metas con el perro (Don't mess with the dog) 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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$14,989,761 (USA) (14 December 2012)
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Mickey Rourke was cast as Charlie, but had conflicts with a producer and was replaced by Woody Harrelson. See more »

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When Marty calls Kaya to explain his drunken behavior, the phone clearly still shows the home screen without any numbers or contacts being dialed while he's calling her. See more »

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Marty: You know what I think the movie should be? The first half should be a perfect setup for an out-and-out revenge flick. Violence. Guns. All the usual bullshit. And then... The lead characters should just walk away. They should just drive off into the desert and pitch a tent somewhere and just talk for the rest of the frigging movie. No shoot-outs, no pay-offs. Just human beings talking.
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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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