This is a delightfully goofy, self-aware movie that knows it is a movie.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun Times
An energetically demented psycho-killer comedy set in faux-noir L.A., Seven Psychopaths rollicks along to the unique narrative beat and language stylings of Anglo-Irish writer-director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), channeling Quentin Tarantino.
—Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly
There's something overtly mechanical about McDonagh's approach that keeps it all from being as outrageously fun as it's pretending to be.
—Stephanie Zacharek NPR
On balance, one could argue that Seven Psychopaths warrants a better rating than a mediocre **1/2, but the aftertaste is so bitter that it diminishes the sweetness that started off the meal.
—James Berardinelli Reel Views
Unlike "In Bruges," the outlandish parts of Seven Psychopaths, though often bleakly entertaining in their own right, remain a collection of weird riffs that not even engaging acting by Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken and Tom Waits can bring together.
—Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times