Parents' Guide to

Seven Psychopaths

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Graphic violence, strong language in clever crime comedy.

Movie R 2012 109 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Too sexual to watch, I wouldn't watch or let my kids watch either

Scene where a topless flat chested woman is trying to seduce a man in hotel room towards beginning of the movie, scene where there is a female in the rain with a white shirt on and dark brown nipples showing threw her shirt like they painted them there to make them show better. Movie has no taste and isn't for family viewing. My husband and I stopped the movie after the first topless female and decided not to watch it. It was boring as all then to add sex to it made more like yal trying too hard to make this a good movie and you ruined it. The whole movie is about a shih-tzu dog named Bonnie. So stupid. Don't waste your time.
age 15+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS is terrific. Acclaimed Irish playwright Martin McDonagh won an Oscar for his short film Six Shooter (2005) and received a screenwriting nomination for his feature debut In Bruges (2008). Here, he continues to mix crime and dark comedy, but this time he adds a layer of self-awareness, deconstructing both the writing process and the need for conflict (and/or violence) in writing.

Miraculously, like Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation (2002), Seven Psychopaths manages to deftly juggle characters, humor, and its lofty ideas without dropping anything or giving anything away too soon. In spite of the movie's immense cleverness, it has a genuine affection for its trio of misfits, and they have a genuine affection for one another, too. Best of all is not so much McDonagh's one-liners but rather the conversations between characters, which tend to grow funnier the longer they go on (just listen to the one about "an eye for an eye").

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