Seven Psychopaths

(R) ★★★☆☆

Filmmaker Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) brings us this black comedy romp. Colin Farrell plays Marty, a blocked screenwriter, who’s already blown past his deadline for his screenplay of Seven Psychopaths. His friend Billy (Sam Rockwell) and his accomplice Hans (Christopher Walken), make a kind of living kidnapping dogs and returning them for reward money. Fatefully, they take the wrong dog, a shih tzu belonging to a murderous gangster (Woody Harrelson). The humor is dark and razor-sharp, and McDonagh is improving his craft.