Colin Farrell once again gives his magnificent eyebrows a workout as a struggling screenwriter with the world's most Irish name*. Desperate for inspiration he reluctantly teams up with his best friend Billy (Sam Rockwell); an unemployed actor who makes ends meet by dog-napping with his mate Hans (Christopher Walken). Unfortunately one of the dogs they steal belongs to Charlie Costello (Woody Harrelson) who goes on a rampage in an effort to find his beloved Shih Tzu.
The film-within-a-film structure and zippy dialogue has drawn comparisons to Quentin Tarantino and Aaron Sorkin, but as the second act begins everything gets very muddled. The beauty of In Bruges was the effective simplicity: they go to Bruges, one of them hates it, the other ones loves it and comedy ensues. In Seven Psychopaths we've got flashbacks, secondary characters who come and go, visualised stories and quick setting changes that all but kills the momentum.
*Marty Faranan, if you're wondering.