Directed by Martin McDonagh and released in it’s home country of England in 2012.
This review does contain some minor spoilers.
Seven Psychopaths… the second film from the maverick director of In Bruges. It’s no In Bruges, but it sure is fucking hilarious. I’m always intrigued to see how writer/directors write characters much like themselves and Colin Farrell’s writer Martin (cleverly named after Martin McDonagh himself) is a great character who begins to write about seven of the many many psychopaths he encounters in his life. The film itself plays out as the film he’s writing would likely play out which is a delight to watch especially with all the performances swerving in and out of the story.
The entire ensemble is just wonderful: Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Tom Waits, Harry Dean Stanton, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Kevin Corrigan, Abbie Cornish and Olga Kurylenko respectively all bring their own amazingly hilarious niches to the film. Even the fat chick from Precious was fucking dynamite – seeing her scream and get shot at was an absolute delight I have to admit hahahaha! The peyote sequence three quarters into the movie slows it down a little bit but doesn’t pass without the cleverness of the rest of the screenplay. Marvellous!