Synopsis: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.
Release Date: October 12, 2012
Thoughts: Irish director Martin McDonagh follows up his 2008 hit In Bruges with this caper film that is garnering good buzz on the festival circuit. Coming from the theater, McDonagh has steered clear from the trappings of many playwrights turned directors by not limiting the playing space of the characters. There is a way to keep something theatrical without being literal and McDonagh shows a knack for that understanding. With an impressive and committed cast, Seven Psychopaths may be McDonagh’s next step up the A-List ladder.