Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart Go On In The Run In Red Band Trailer For 'American Ultra' Watch: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart Go On In The Run In Red Band Trailer For 'American Ultra' The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival 5 Innovative Ways The Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard 'Macbeth' Differs From Previous Versions 5 Innovative Ways The Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard 'Macbeth' Differs From Previous Versions New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Cannes Awards Winners: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' Wins Palme d’Or; Rooney Mara Ties For Best Actress With ‘Carol’ Cannes Awards Winners: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' Wins Palme d’Or; Rooney Mara Ties For Best Actress With ‘Carol’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season 10 Movies Booed At Cannes 10 Movies Booed At Cannes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

A Missing Dog Can Save America & Tom Waits Owns A Rabbit In New Viral Ad & Clips From 'Seven Psychopaths'

The Playlist By Ryan Gowland | The Playlist September 26, 2012 at 10:37AM

With a title like "Seven Psychopaths" one might expect an "Expendables" for the horror genre with Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers all appearing in one movie, but you'd be wrong. "Seven Psychopaths" instead refers to Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Olga Kurylenko and Abbie Cornish, who star in Martin McDonagh's dark comedy about the kidnapping of a mobster's beloved Shih Tzu. On cast alone, the film looks to be worth it, to say nothing of McDonagh, whose "In Bruges" was a revelation, not only for Farrell's career, but for McDonagh's transition from playwright to filmmaker.
0
Seven Psychopaths

With a title like "Seven Psychopaths" one might expect an "Expendables" for the horror genre with Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers all appearing in one movie, but you'd be wrong. "Seven Psychopaths" instead refers to Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Olga Kurylenko and Abbie Cornish, who star in Martin McDonagh's dark comedy about the kidnapping of a mobster's beloved Shih Tzu. On cast alone, the film looks to be worth it, to say nothing of McDonagh, whose "In Bruges" was a revelation, not only for Farrell's career, but for McDonagh's transition from playwright to filmmaker.

Once again, Farrell takes the lead in "Seven Psychopaths," playing a struggling writer named Marty whose unemployed actor friend Billy (Rockwell) is also a part-time dog thief, and has managed to snag the pooch belonging to Charlie, a violent and unpredictable gangster who begins to lose his mind without his dog Bonny. In fact, one of the latest pieces of viral marketing for "Seven Psychopaths" comes from Charlie himself, in the form of a public service announcement about the trouble our country is facing, namely, the missing Bonnie. We should warn you, the ad does contain some unsavory dialogue, for those of you watching at work.

That's not the only promotion for "Seven Psychopaths," two new preview clips have arrived online as well. The first clip, released by EW  shows Billy discussing the dognapping with his girlfriend Angela (Kurylenko), who wants him to return it. Meanwhile, the next clip reveals how Waits gets involved in the mix as the rabbit-toting Zachariah, who has responded to an ad put out by Billy. Check them both out below.

Viral ad aside, the preview clips don't seem like an improvement over the film's effective first trailer, though we imagine it's hard to find a minute from the movie that properly promotes McDonagh's wry dialogue. In our TIFF review of 'Psychopaths,' our man on the ground found the film a bit uneven and remarked that it "tends to be a movie with a hit/miss ratio that will depend on your tolerance for the film's restlessness." McDonagh's track record still warrants a viewing, however, which can't happen until October 12th. [ComingSoon]

Seven Psychopaths Bonny Poster

This article is related to: Seven Psychopaths, Tom Waits


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates