Just the other night I finally got around to watching the movie Seven Psychopaths, and I have to say that I greatly enjoyed the film. Starring Collin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson and Christopher Walken. Written and directed by the same man behind the movie “In Bruges.”

    Basic story is that Farrell plays an alcoholic Irish screen writer with writers block trying to write a film called Seven Psychopaths and in the course of it crosses paths with many different psychopaths. Rockwell is his well meaning dog napping friend who works alongside Walken. Woody Harrelson is gang leader who’s dog gets taken and hilarity ensues.

    Everybody turns in amazing performances in this film most notably Sam Rockwell for his amazing performance as the horribly and hilariously misguided Billy, especially funny is the scene showing how Billy thinks the screenplay should end. Other standout performances include Tom Waits short role as the psychopath Zachariah.

    In short this film deconstructs other violent revenge films and even pokes fun at itself in the form of the ongoing screenplay being written. From well written characters to lampshades being dropped on tropes all over the place this film was very entertaining and is one of the films I have seen so far this year. So I highly recommend it.

  • Monday, March 25, 2013
  • Carlos