Rated R, 109 min.
Some audiences will be shocked at the graphic, gruesome ways murder is served up in the latest effort from erstwhile Anglo-Irish bad boy Martin McDonagh. Here he continues in the same deconstructive, profanely funny vein he brought to his 2008 debut In Bruges
. Colin Farrell plays a hard-drinking, Irish screenwriter named—wait for it!—Marty. He's stuck trying to come up with the septet of killers for his screenplay, also called Seven Psychopaths
. Once again, McDonagh shows off his meta skills. Still, as heady, unpredictable and compulsively watchable as this movie is, I'm still not convinced all of it works.