Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths

By Martin McDonagh

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2012-10-12
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Director: Martin McDonagh
  • Production Company: CBS Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 3,433 Ratings


A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.




  • BIg Lebowski Meets Snatch

    By IndianaParkWars
    I wonder if I’ll ever stop saying “You’ll never see a movie like this again”. Finishing the Martin McDonagh trilogy, this film has been on my list for a very long time. *In Bruges *was a favorite of mine in high school and sits at 51 in my Top 100 Movies list. *Three Billboards* is another recent favorite, having watched it four or five times since it came out (twice in a row when I first watched it), and sitting as my third favorite movie of all time. With my great interest in serial killer movies, I’ve been wanting to watch *Seven Psychopaths *for a very long time. After a recent movie bracket with my friends, I had the deciding vote of choosing *Seven Psychopaths *over *Trainspotting** (*which I’ve seen before). I voted for *Seven Psychopaths* for the sole reason of feeling like it’s probably better, even though I hadn’t seen it at the time. Well anyway, I felt morally obligated to watch it and I’ve wanted to for a while now. So I watched it and stand by my choice. This is just my kind of movie. I love how meta the story is, how it revolves around psychopaths and killers, the star-studded cast, and that it’s a unique movie that you never typically see. The movie is postmodern. Although it’s fairly linear, it takes an unconventional story approach where a screenwriter allegorically and accidentally writes about what’s happening in his own life. There’s a line between what’s a narrative, what’s real life, and what’s exaggerated, but it’s not very clear. And that’s what I love. Being a writer, I always incorporate myself into my work somehow. Whether I intend it or not, my beliefs and style and experiences end up formulating the story. Whether it’s because I consider myself an auteur or not, I’m a human and stories aren’t factory-made for me. I don’t have a formula or conveyor belt. They’re emotional, deep, and human in themselves. The same goes for this story. It’s got the satirical elements of typical action movies but a very deep human element that questions life and morality and forces characters to look inward. I see Martin McDonagh and the Coen Brothers in the same kind of lens. They’re very similar auteurs with similar styles. They have their own ensemble, work with Carter Burwell as a composer, write about comedy crime, probe the audience with questions and deep themes, write unique postmodern stories, and are masterful in their craft. I would say McDonagh leans more into the satirical comedy aspect of reevaluating life and the Coen Brothers lean more into the confusion and chaos of the world. Overall, this film has a completely jarring and complex plot, tremendous performances, and a look into the meaning of life and dichotomy of good vs. bad.
  • this was a great time

    By Steelwing Studios
    i don't know how it passed me by when it was in theaters. but it caught my eye in the 99c rentals, and looked sort of fun. i was so surprised. this movie was so much fun.
  • It has its moments lol !!

    By carl hemmings
    An oddly funny movie certainly not the worst I’ve ever seen and for a99 c rent not bad

    By Chris Mobilio
    ALRIGHT THIS IS NOT A COMEDY MOVIE. ok so this is just another not so great movie that i'm going to have to skip and tell every one that it's just not wroth the watch. Just saw it on amazon prime and i'm not going to say that i hate it but it was not funny at all. Just down right voilent and bloody. I know alot of you guys are going to have your own opinions and i respect them all. but what i am saying is just some thing out of my own words.
  • Better on the Page

    By Frank C 66554321.
    A plot that tries being smarter than it really is. Still, it plays out well for what it tries to be. Colin Farrell is the only sane person in the film, and the only belivable one; he carries the movie.
  • Comedy???

    By twin#5
    I did not see any thing funny about this movie. Terrible acting
  • Just awful

    By Meggie Gray Andersen
    A stupid script with really good actors who should have known better than to agree to do this absolutely lame, insane, tasteless, and not one bit funny movie. I got as far as twenty minutes into the movie, and had to turn it off. It's a rare event that I cannot watch a movie to the end even when it's bad, but this was just disgusting and violent. Made me sick to my stomach. That type of violence is not funny. I want my money back!
  • Cold Garbage!

    By D3N1ZEN
    This movie was intolerable. It was half 4th wall breaking meta-commentary and half bad acting. The violence is pointless except to prompt the actors to wink at the camera and smile like, "isn't this funny, we know how this looks, but see it's ok, we are in on the joke". But the joke wasn't funny and the movie was full of cliches that were lazy and not smart. Like a very bad version of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with a bad script and poor taste.
  • horrible

    By Anizarb
    waste of money
  • Nothing funny - discusting opening

    By 26tea26
    Nothing redeeming about the movie.