Seven Psychopaths Reviews

  • An energetically demented psycho-killer comedy set in faux-noir L.A., Seven Psychopaths rollicks along to the unique narrative beat and language stylings of Anglo-Irish writer-director Martin McDonagh, channeling Quentin Tarantino.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • Meta to the max, filled with clever jokes and observations that stick like barbs and deflated ones that land with a thud, "Seven Psychopaths" is a leisurely riff about movies, violence, storytelling and the art of the steal.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • Seven Psychopaths is about seven times more clever than most Hollywood comedies. And way more demented.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • A toxic little bauble of Hollywood gestures, cliches and tropes.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • 'Seven Psychopaths" is many things, chief among them a long-overdue love letter to Christopher Walken and a crudely drawn ransom note from Sam Rockwell.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • The movie in which Martin McDonagh the scabrous playwright and Martin McDonagh the high-end junk filmmaker at last craft a doozy both can brag about to their mates.

    Alan Scherstuhl — Village Voice

  • In writer-director Martin McDonagh's hazy but fun meditation on friendship, the art of storytelling and masculine morality gone off the rails. If it's hard to keep 'em all straight without a scorecard, just go with it.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • The violence wears you down. Like one of its nutso characters, "Seven Psychopaths" has a death wish.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • Yes, it's a lot to keep track of, but writer-director Martin McDonagh does so with deft humor as the film hurls toward a desert climax, foreshadowed in one of Billy and Marty's exchanges.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • ... delights in pulling the rug out from under the audience ... in such cerebrally and cinematically exciting ways ...

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths promises a bloody good time. It delivers.

    James Rocchi — MSN Movies

  • The kind of messy, absurdist movie that can lift you out of a crappy mood-at least for a while.

    David Denby — New Yorker

  • Well, they have the title right. I don't know how these people found one another, but they certainly belong on the same list.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • McDonagh's characters may be awful, or simply lost, but they're all addicted to the art of the tall tale and the dark allure of the nightmarish bedtime story.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • I can't remember the last time I was so sorely disappointed by a writer I liked; the movie is undeniably entertaining but as hollow as a bullet wound.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Put a gun in the hands of Woody Harrelson and some glorious gab in the mouth of Christopher Walken - the most deadpan of deadpanning thespians - and it's impossible not to make something of this profanity-flying conflation.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • A movie that leaves you stumbling out of the theater in a state of giddy, elated vertigo.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • While "Seven Psychopaths" is indeed as crazy as it sounds, it's not nearly as smart as it thinks it is.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • A delightfully nuts, compulsively watchable film.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • To me, the movie is genuinely humor-resistant. Any cult it develops will be chewing gum and wearing Halloween costumes.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

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