This Rotten Week: Predicting Argo, Sinister, Seven Psychopaths And More Reviews

By Doug Norrie 2012-10-07 09:21:54discussion comments
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Seven Psychopaths
Originally I thought the title of this film referred to the dudes who lived in the suite down the hall from me junior year of college (there were actually eight of them, but seven’s close enough). These guys loved to do five things: drink Keystone Light, break things into a billion pieces, play offensive or defensive line in football, fight anyone who looked “Liberal Arts-y”, and play PaRappa the Rapper on PlayStation. Told you they were psychos. One of them is a principal of an elementary school now. God, college was amazing.

Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths are cut from a slightly different, less meathead-y, cloth. His story centers on a writer (Colin Farrell), some dog kidnappers (Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken), a vicious mob boss (Woody Harrelson), the women in their lives (Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko) and a dude the other crazy people think is nuts (Tom Waits). And critics are eating it up.

McDonagh re-teams with Farrell after the sneaky-funny dark comedy In Bruges (82%) to hopefully convince the latter to just focus on flicks like this rather than action popcorn movies like Total Recall (30%). Because this film has critics praising it as layered and violent, dark and funny (just like Farrell). The dudes from down the hall would have loved it. The Rotten Watch for Seven Psychopaths is 92%

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