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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Colin Farrell
Woody Harrelson
Abbie Cornish
Sam Rockwell
Christopher Walken
Olga Kurylenko
Gabourey Sidibe
Tom Waits
Directors
Martin McDonagh
Screenwriters
Martin McDonagh
Running Time
110 minutes

Seven Psychopaths
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Seven Psychopaths

Plot
Los Angeles. Marty (Farrell), an Irish screenwriter, is struggling to put together a script called Seven Psychopaths. Billy (Rockwell), Marty’s friend, would like to help, and passes on anecdotes about real psychopaths, including gang boss Charlie (Harrelson) and dognapper Hans (Walken). When Billy steals Charlie’s beloved dog for Hans, Marty gets caught up in an escalating, violent situation.


Verdict
Enormously entertaining, endlessly quotable, perfectly cast and packed full of the richest acting you’ll see from an ensemble cast all year, but the result is ever so slightly hollow.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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