Thursday, February 7, 2013

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Director: Martin McDonagh. Cast: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Michael Pitt, Michael Stuhlbarg, Abbie Cornish, Harry Dean Stanton, Gabourey Sidibe, Olga Kurylenko. 110 min. Rated R. UK. Comedy/Crime.

Somewhat confusing. The title suggests it's about seven psychopaths, and an opening sequence introduces (subtitled) "Psychopath No.1", so you assume all seven would be introduced early on, and they'll group up for some funny psychotic crime. But then we realize "Seven Psychopaths" is the title of Farrell's (non-psycho) character's screenplay, some of the psychos may or may not be real, and some of the seven characters in the  movie's poster are definitely not psycho. Could've been a funny Tarantino/Guy Ritchie mash-up, and Rockwell's performance stands out among others. It's just the victim of bad marketing and plot development.

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