What fun! Seven Psychopaths is a topsy-turvy ride through a hysterical—and often bloody—funhouse where nothing seems quite right.  If you love Tatantino-esque dark humor as much as I do, you’ll enjoy this film.

The absolutely best part of this movie is its cast, here presented in the order of how brilliant each is in his role: Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Tom Waits, Colin Farrell, and Woody Harrelson. As I commented elsewhere, I could watch Walken and Rockwell read the phone book—they are absolutely inimitable—and writer/director Martin McDonagh does a magnificent job of sitting back and letting them run with it.

McDonagh, who made his major film debut with the fascinatingly fresh In Bruges, comes off as a lovechild of Guy Ritchie, Todd Phillips, and Wes Anderson. He’s definitely a filmmaker to watch.

The second-best part of this movie is the dialogue (and I wonder how much was ad-libbed, as it seems so spontaneous). Here’s an example of the twisted logic of the characters:

Hans: As Gandhi said…”An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.” I believe that whole heartedly.

Bill: No it doesn’t. There’ll be one guy left with one eye. How’s the last blind guy going to take out the eye of the last guy left whose still got one eye left? All that guy has to do is run away and hide behind a bush. Ghandi was wrong. It’s just that nobody’s got the balls to come out and say it.

Final reason to watch: Colin Farrell’s hair is hilarious.

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