It’s a hell of a meal nonetheless, and worth a little acid indigestion. And McDonagh proves he can juggle multiple bowling balls and only drop a few of them on his toes and ours. Still, as high-spirited and inventive as it is, “Seven Psychopaths” represents a case of more equaling less. If he can ever turn that formula around, Martin McDonagh may yet be a director of real consequence.
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