Three friends (Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, and Sam Rockwell) incur the wrath of a violent L.A. gangster (Woody Harrelson) by kidnapping his prized shih tzu in this black comedy from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh. Aspiring screenwriter Marty (Farrell) has a brilliant screenplay called Seven Psychopaths floating around in his head; unfortunately he's usually to hungover to make any real progress on it. Meanwhile, Marty's best friend Billy (Rockwell) has some great ideas for the story, but he's reluctant to offer input without invitation. A down-on-his-luck actor, Billy pays his rent by running a lucrative dognapping scam with smooth-talking Hans (Walken). Just when frustrated Marty begins to fear that all of his ideas have dried up, however, Billy shows up with an adorable shih zhu swiped from a quick-tempered gangster (Harrelson), and a desperate trip into the desert finds the ideas flowing like drinks at an open bar. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Not as strong as In Bruges but still pretty good and all the actors are very good. The film and story is Tarantino like but not quite to his level. There are some really good scenes but it just doesn't come all together, but still a thumbs up.
A movie with Christopher Walken, enough said. Farrell gets to use his real accent. The idea of doggie-nappers is hilarious. This was a very good movie. It reminded me of Snatch, one my favorite movies, with the humor, violence, and action. One would not be disappointed in watching this one. Two small down points 1. the middle of the movie seems to move slowly, but the information that comes out is important to the ending; 2. (MAYBE SPOILER ALERT) Woody's character seems to be smart, so the hospital scenes seemed unrealistic to his character in that he didn't know who he was talking to.
So those 2 points is why I gave it 4 stars.
Don't waste your time! It could have been a lot worse I guess but I didn't even finish the movie to find out just how bad it was. The promos were funny and that's why I got the movie, but I don't think I even heard one of those by the time I turned the movie off about half way through.
dark humor is a great background for this absurd story about a story !!!!
synopsis doesn't do it justice . christopher walken was the glue that held it all together !! ....... if you like walken ...... which ..... I DO !!