Seven Psychopaths Reviews

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Vincent Mancini
FilmDrunk
October 19, 2012
On paper, a movie I should love. In practice, like watching two grad students pee on each other for two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
October 11, 2012
It comes off as a big inside joke. And not a very funny one at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Philip Concannon
The Skinny
December 6, 2012
McDonagh is undoubtedly a very clever man, but with Seven Psychopaths he is interested in nothing more than celebrating his own cleverness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 12, 2012
For about 75 minutes, Seven Psychopaths is a rollicking good movie - kinetic, clever, funny, and brutal. Then, inexplicably, it falls apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
October 11, 2012
The violence wears you down. Like one of its nutso characters, "Seven Psychopaths" has a death wish.
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
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
November 4, 2012
The bloody tale of a blocked scriptwriter and a bunch of gangsters is fun to watch (mostly), yet the bold twists and turns of its playful narrative seem to serve no greater purpose other than its own cleverness.
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
December 6, 2012
Self-aware stupidity does not equal wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
November 3, 2012
While his first film, In Bruges was black, fresh and funny, Martin McDonagh's follow up comedy crime caper is less on the mark
November 10, 2012
Despite a great cast, a great premise and some great ham acting - a must whenever Christopher Walken walks into frame - the movie's lack of focus keeps it from kicking out of second gear and into the kind of crazy groove it clearly strives for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
November 26, 2012
Neither funny nor groundbreaking, resulting in a half-baked homage not a fully realized idea. But that may be enough for the target audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 12, 2012
Too many of its moments of let's-subvert-the-genre seem to leave McDonagh stranded and flailing at just the moment when a Tarantino movie or a Chuck Palahniuk novel is snapping into place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
October 13, 2012
Ultimately, the experience of watching "Seven Psychopaths" is akin to watching a dog like Bonnie chase its tail: It's only funny until you realize that the running in circles isn't ever really going to stop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 6, 2012
You might like this film better if you think exploding heads is a funny bit.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 12, 2012
So many characters require a deft, experienced hand at the helm and [Martin] McDonagh has not achieved that level of experience, yet.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
October 20, 2012
One psychopath too many?
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 12, 2012
While "Seven Psychopaths" is indeed as crazy as it sounds, it's not nearly as smart as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 11, 2012
"Seven Psychopaths" has to be counted as a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
October 11, 2012
Movies about moviemaking can often feel lazy -- like rock songs about touring, or poetry about sitting in cafes -- but McDonagh is such an energetic filmmaker and fancy-footed writer that he nearly pulls it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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