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3.0 of 5 from 245 ratings
1h 39min
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Synopsis:
When drug dealer Chris (Emile Hirsch) has his stash stolen by his mother, he plans to dispatch of her and cash in on her $50,000 life insurance to repay his debts. He hires Detective Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a dirty cop who moonlights as a contract killer, who sets his sight on Chris' innocent sister Dottie (Juno Temple) as collateral for the job. But the agreement turns complicated when Dottie forms a bond with Killer Joe and everything begins to unravel.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Nicolas Chartier, Scott Einbinder
Writers:
Tracy Letts
Studio:
E1 Entertainment
Genres:
Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/11/2012
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interviews with Cast and Crew
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/11/2012
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interviews with Cast and Crew

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Reviews (2) of Killer Joe

Violent black comedy - don't watch it with your granny - Killer Joe review by RP

Spoiler Alert
21/10/2013

It's a violent black comedy, directed by William Friedkin (perhaps best known for 'The French Connection' and 'The Exorcist'). Lots of violence, bloodshed, f-ing and blinding, nudity - and one notorious scene featuring a fried chicken leg. So if that's your thing this could be for you - or it could put you off KFC for life...

The story goes something like this: trailer trash family (slow witted father, dotty daughter, slutty stepmother) live on a trailer park. Son lives with his natural mother + her boyfriend and is a part time drug dealer, suspects mother of stealing his coke supply and forcing him into debt. Hatches plan to hire a contract killer (the 'Killer Joe' of the title) to kill his mother for the insurance money. Things go downhill. Err, that's it...

The best part is played by Brit actress Juno Temple as the dotty daughter called, err, Dottie. The film is in fact well acted and directed, but the story is silly, even for a black comedy, and the comedy is overlayed with just too much violence.

I'll give it 3/5 stars. I've seen a lot worse - just don't watch it with your granny. Or with a bucket of KFC.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

violence but no story - Killer Joe review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
08/04/2013

Matthew McConaughey should stick to chick flicks as this was just violence for violence sake..the plot was shaky and the ending? well the less said about that the better

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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