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1,821 Ratings

Killer Joe

Directed by William Friedkin
United States, 2011
Crime, Drama


Emile Hirsch plays a desperate Texas debtor who plots to kill his mother, with help of his family. They hire a crooked cop to do the job, but Killer Joe asks for their teenage daughter as a “retainer.”

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Killer Joe Directed by William Friedkin

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  • José Neves's rating of the film Killer Joe

    Curious how this film worked better on TV than now in a movie theater. The end at the caravan is a great moment of theatrical performance as well of a cinematographic transcription of a script made from a play. But most of it fails to too many cliches of the genre and its ambiences, which are expanded when seen on a movie screen. Anyway, a credible example of Friedkin's ability to overcome the starting materials.

  • Zac Weber's rating of the film Killer Joe

    Has a chicken leg ever been so memorable? If Killer Joe teaches us anything, it's that indie American cinema still has the power to shake up our expectations and rattle audiences accustomed to more reserved psychological explorations.

  • mjgildea's rating of the film Killer Joe

    Um, holy shit. I'm not sure if I'm more shocked by a decent performance from Matthew McConaughey or that Holy-Fucking-Shit ending. Killer Joe is white trash noir with an ending which kind of appropriately reminded me of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Killer Joe kind of meanders from time to time but grabs you by the throat and makes goddamn sure it has your attention. Jeeeeesus Christ...!

  • Risya's rating of the film Killer Joe

    Delicious grim tale about despicable people doing debauchery things in a powerhouse performances from the casts! The film were composed stylishly and has dark humours that were hilarious. The finale was a cracker-jack too. It was f-ed up but I enjoyed every minute of it!

  • Pierluigi Puccini's rating of the film Killer Joe

    Friedkin is back in full form. McConaughey is a real treat as a stone cold psycho. As perverse as funny, if you happen to enjoy a ride full of the most vile things imaginable done with brutal honesty but with a warped (and let's say "refreshing") sense of humor.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Killer Joe

    Dark, lurid, violent, and seething with grimy sexuality, this kind of film picks up where Letts' and Friedkin's collaboration on "Bug" left off several years ago. A masterfully directed and stylishly composed cornucopia of colour, sleaze, and comedy genius of the darkest shade. Minimal characters, high tension, and a sadistic story are what to expect with this trashy masterpiece.

  • Harry Rossi's rating of the film Killer Joe

    Well then... how to describe such a film? Perhaps the word "masterpiece" will do for now. But seriously there isn't one thing about this film that I didn't find perfect. It's hysterically funny, dark, fucked up and completely cinematically brilliant. Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of a lifetime and Juno Temple is sexy as shit (and gives a great performance too). Probably the best comedy I've seen in years.

  • chanandre's rating of the film Killer Joe

    Gotta be the highest most awesome of numbers.5! ("If man is Five.." quoting Black Francis epic Pixies' song) 5 stars? Because it was just T-H-A-T good a film. Full of cinema. Full of clever and witty lines. Full of cinematography bravoura. Full of superb actors delivering them as if they were the greatest thing god had ever made (film-wise i mean: god as in Film History). That script? Perfect.That ending? Come on: <3