Colin Farrell got shit on HARD for TOTAL RECALL, which is a shame because I'm a big fan of Farrell and have been since AMERICAN OUTLAWS (god I need to watch that movie again). Farrell, to me, has great range and exceptional depth when trying to focus on a character. I was really feeling his drunken writer vibe and loved his always amusing banter with best friend Sam Rockwell (Billy) and his sobering reactions to the many off-the-wall characters and situations he finds himself in. One thing's for certain, as a writer, he hit the jackpot as far as story material goes.
The hunt for the right psychopaths is as dark and creepy as it is hilarious. One of the funniest moments in the film is when Billy puts an ad in the paper looking for psychos (attaching Marty's name and phone number), add to that the less than reputable job of "dog snatching" for rewards, a hitman who only kills mob people and a mob boss whose a little too obsessed with his dog and you're beginning to see what's in store for you here. What you don't immediately see is the raw depth we get by way of our psychos. Hans is a brilliant character with a tremendous storyline, but I can't say anymore than that. Without giving too much away, I'll say that a certain side character (Zachariah) steals the show with a powerful performance you won't see coming.
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS is far from your run of the mill noir comedy. Much like IN BRUGES, it goes beyond the source material and takes a deeper look into human behavior, the nature of sin and how people generally tend to perceive the world. That said, there are moments that zap you out of this dream almost immediately. The one scene I can't shake is (I won't spoil it with too much detail) when someone gets shot in the head, yet still manages to say some stuff and retain bodily functions for awhile. You'll know it when you see it, and will no doubt shake your head or roll your eyes. I'll be honest, it's a minor point, but an obvious one that can't be overlooked. This type of thing aside, I had a lot of fun with this flick and recommend it if you're into this sort of thing.
Crazy Locations: It's all about the shootout baby! But really we get a quick look at L.A. and then some desert specs. Why is it everyone's always doing peyote in the desert?
Seven Psychocats: A weird as hell couple minutes of scenes...where cats replace the actors. I think they were still on peyote when this was conceived.
Layers: A minute of quick takes of one liners with characters. Kinda worthless really.
Previews: There are a couple trailers as well as an Ultraviolet Copy of the film.