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2,207 Ratings

Killer Joe

Directed by William Friedkin
United States, 2011
Crime, Drama


When Chris is in debt to a drug lord, he decides to hire a hit man to kill his mother, whose life insurance policy is supposed to go to his sister Dottie. Chris has heard of crazy Dallas cop Joe Cooper, who moonlights as a contract killer. But Joe demands to take Dottie as carnal collateral.

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Killer Joe Directed by William Friedkin
One of the best films of the past year—bracing, funny, uncompromising—arrives on home video in a package that makes good on its swelling rep as an American indie video nasty.
December 28, 2012
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When he has us where he wants us – giggling and nervous – Friedkin the horror-meister returns, staging a couple of sequences so brutally and baroquely over the top that they’ll probably be discussed for a long time.
August 09, 2012
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Mr. Friedkin, a director with a talent for kinetic screen violence, never finds his groove with "Killer Joe," which lurches from realism to corn-pone absurdism and exploitation-cinema surrealism.
July 26, 2012
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