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David Gordon Green United States, 2013

Adam Whybray's rating of the film Joe

2.5 stars. Characters are somewhat stock Southern Gothic, with scant examination behind the evil that men do, apart from sense that these are men whose goodness has decayed through poverty & drink. Nic's performance as Joe signifies emotional depth without there being any indication of what this depth might entail, which is perfect since the authentic Joe is hidden behind a carefully constructed mask of masculinity.