Killer Joe
Killer Joe (2012)

When 22 year-old drug dealer Chris (Hirsch) has his stash of drugs stolen from him by his mother, he has to come up with six-thousand dollars quick, or he's dead. Desperate, he goes to the trailer-park to see his father, Ansel (Hayden… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 21, 2012
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Violent, darkly comic, and full of strong performances, Killer Joe proves William Friedkin hasn't lost his touch, even if the plot may be too lurid for some.

Tom Long
Detroit News

If you like your movies filled with twisted humor, sexual perversion, psychological intimidation and sudden violence, "Killer Joe" is the flick for you.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

[Friedkin] has retained his touch ... all these years later. And in Matthew McConaughey, he has the perfect vehicle for madness.

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

Killer Joe is trash. Not bad trash. Not pretentious trash. Just plain old ugly, funny, and sophisticated trash.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Watching "Killer Joe" to the bitter end is like playing the Pick 6 lottery and getting three of the numbers right. You don't win anything, but you still think you're smarter than all those other idiots.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

You end up feeling sorry for all the actors forced to humiliate themselves, except for McConaughey, whose portrayal of sadistic, manipulative evil is mesmerizing.

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Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects

The tone in Killer Joe feels so expertly and delicately crafted that we only laugh at the film's absurd scenarios if and when the filmmaker permits it so.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

You will either love "Killer Joe" or run away screaming. I absorbed this NC-17 nail bomb with awestruck admiration.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

The movie frequently clicks as a sendup of over-the-top film-noir storytelling.

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix

Violent, coarse, perverted, and sickly hilarious, this is highly recommend for those who like their entertainment on the nasty, demented tip.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Julie B
I loved this play. I remember it being riotously funny. The humor just didn't translate to the film, and opening up the locations didn't help it any.
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<b>Killer Joe</b> ended up being a pretty dark, but funny movie. I don't think this movie will be for everyone. It only will attract those of… More
Sam Barnett
While there are certainly plenty of good elements (a twisted sense of humor and captivating performances from McConaughey and Thomas Haden Church), "Killer… More
Dean !
Simple plot....with strange characters! Great performance from Matthew McConaughey. It has it's brutal and shocking moments that will make you feel like… More
Cynthia S.
Should have known...another one of those movies that critics liked. Yeesh!
Chris Weber
After a six year absence, William Friedkin returns with this adaptation of Tracy Letts's play Killer Joe- a deep fried southern gothic neo noir crime… More

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