Seven Psychopaths
Irish writer-director Martin McDonagh follows up his hugely entertaining debut, In Bruges, by moving to Hollywood and attempting a larger, more ambitiously plotted tale of hit men, dog ‘nappers and struggling alcoholic screenwriters. Colin Farrell makes a likeable lead, and is ably supported by a cravate-sporting Christopher Walken and Woody Harrelson’s pooch-loving gangster. However, the film is stolen by the ever-reliable Sam Rockwell, as Farrell’s wayward best friend whose exploits draw the other characters into a downward spiral of peyote, gunfights and, yup, seven psychopaths. The whole affair is far messier and more unwieldy than McDonagh’s previous efforts, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had.