• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:    Martin McDonagh
  • In Theaters:    Oct 12, 2012 Limited
  • On DVD:    Jan 29, 2013
  • CBS Films

Seven Psychopaths Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 20, 2013

A breezy, quotable, blood-soaked treat.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013

The film's unique script strangely succeeds in mashing together both intense violence and grand comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013

It's a tossup over what's more prevalent: the laughs or the body count.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
February 4, 2013

Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths is a sharp piece of fun that both pokes at the current climate of filmmaking while also adding its own brand of humor to the mix.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
February 4, 2013

Seven Psychopaths doesn't knuckle down and decide how to answer everything tossed out for consideration, but even when it feels like little more than intellectual, postmodern spitballing, it satisfies as an exercise in storytelling.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
January 31, 2013

If it doesn't quite match In Bruges in terms of total success, it's still potent enough to indicate that McDonagh managed to dodge the dreaded sophomore slump.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
January 29, 2013

Though it seems derivative at times, it's offbeat, it's violent, it's well written, and it's well acted.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
January 20, 2013

The sense that the different elements don't really add up to much may well leave some feeling cold; for others, the sharp dialogue and comic beats will produce a similar fondness for the characters that In Bruges' best scenes did.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 10, 2013

Another gleefully dark comedy thriller from In Bruges creator Martin McDonagh featuring gabby killers, scabrously funny dialogue and moments of shocking violence.

Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
January 8, 2013

McDonagh achieves the tricky feat of balancing cleverness, carnage, and compassion.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
December 30, 2012

...the moment to moment of the unparalleled craziness that experimental narrative, character dexterity and into the depths of McDonagh's necessary second album psychosis.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
December 9, 2012

Mostly the ruthless black humour is sustained, and occasionally some genuine emotion can creep in and touch our hearts.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 9, 2012

...an entertainingly erratic effort...

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
December 7, 2012

At times, the galloping absurdity drifts into off-the-peg comedy gangster cliché. But McDonagh's brilliant way with one-liners always claws back enough ground to stifle any groans.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
December 7, 2012

Martin McDonagh gleefully plays with both the gang thriller genre and the moviemaking process with this enjoyably absurd action comedy. It's a little self-indulgent, acknowledging how difficult he found it to follow up his acclaimed film In Bruges.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Sexton
This is London
December 7, 2012

There's not much point to a meta-film once the actual film has ceased to grip.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
December 7, 2012

[A] black comedy loaded with some fabulous, all-American visual touches.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 7, 2012

[B]ursting with equal parts exasperation, despair, cultural criticism, and black comedy...

Alex Zane
Sun Online
December 6, 2012

McDonagh has enough ideas for six films, but with them all crammed into one, the effect of each is lost.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 6, 2012

Too much is so clever-clever that it borders on the stupid.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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