Movies From the Hat III – Seven Psychopaths (2012)

This is my 2,012th movie review

Thanks to Laura for recommending this film to me!

seven psycho“You didn’t think I was what? Serious? You think I’m not serious just because I carry a rabbit? ” – Zachariah

Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Feb 2016)

Brief Synopsis – After his friend kidnaps a notorious gangster’s beloved dog, a struggling screenwriter gets involved in murder and mayhem revolving around 7 psychopaths.

My Take on it – This was a movie that has a very long drawn out plot that tries to make itself seem much more intelligent than it truly is.

The tone of the film screams out the whole time that we shouldn’t take anything seriously despite it blatantly being a black comedy.

The cast is superb, but they all felt a bit too constrained by the script which can get very convoluted along the way.

The dialogue actually hits some points of genius which helps make it somewhat enjoyable, but ultimately, this isn’t very memorable a movie and feels quite average.

Bottom Line – Wasn’t so happy with the tone of the film because it tries to seem more intelligent than it really is. Stellar cast but they all seem too constrained by the absurdly convoluted script. Some great dialogue helps this along, but it isn’t very memorable and overall the film is quite average.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the graveyard scene, the grave that the Jack of Diamonds killer is hiding behind is named “Rourke”. Mickey Rourke was initially cast in the movie, but dropped out after disagreements with the director. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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11 thoughts on “Movies From the Hat III – Seven Psychopaths (2012)

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  2. This film starts well with some cracking dialogue between both the main and supporting characters but somewhere around the middle it hits a lull and sort of disappears up its own arse. I feel like Martin McDonagh might have let In Bruges get to his head a bit, leading him to just put every scene he’s ever wanted to see on screen into Seven Psyschopaths, which is never a good thing.


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