Killer Joe

Killer Joe

DVD - 2012
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'Killer' Joe Cooper is a Dallas detective who doubles as a hit man with the charm of a Southern gentleman. Chris hires Joe to kill his mother in order to collect her life insurance and pay off his debts. When Chris is unable to pay for the service up front, Joe takes Chris's sister Dottie as a retainer until he can be paid.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, 2012
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama KILLER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color. ; 4 3/4 in


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Oct 31, 2016

Below average movie nothing great. Was some good acting. But a very strange plot and strange characters! Quit a bit of nudity that really didn't need to be in the movie!

Sep 30, 2016

Acting is very good, so good in fact it makes you sick to your stomach With my moral principles I could not recommend this movie to anyone. For that reason alone, I give it a no star rating. And hope anyone thinking about viewing takes note of others before me and give this one a miss.

Jan 26, 2016

What the hell, movie?

Nov 21, 2015

Tests one's boundaries, that's for sure. Would this be classified as a neo-noir? Or perhaps, maybe a "redneck-noir"? Twisted characters, twisted movie, twisted ending. Twisted, period.

papajim13 Sep 23, 2015

The wife and I like Matthew McConaughey and that was the only reason why we watched this worthless movie. It was nothing but violence and exploding and degrading women. McConaughey is a bad cop that is a hired killer. After he kills the family mother/wife for money, they can’t pay him because the beneficiary is in someone else’s name. McConaughey takes the 12 year old daughter as collateral until he gets paid and it becomes even sicker. McConaughey is always having sex with this “CHILD” and it is really disturbing. If you are into child porn then I guess you would like this film. In one part of the movie, McConaughey makes the step mother perform oral sex on a chicken bone… Really sick! Why they put that in the movie who knows.. Oh yea degrading the female…. This DVD should be burned.

Jul 17, 2015

The whole cast acting is superb but the movie is not for family viewing.

Jul 03, 2015

This movie wasn't one of the greatest but it was nice to see Matthew McConaughey as a bad guy for a change. I enjoyed it

May 09, 2015

This is a 2011 American crime film directed by William Friedkin, based on a 1993 play of the same name.
I think there is a couple of fatal flaws in the screenplay.
The conversations between the father and his son doesn't appear to be realistic.
Besides, the whole idea isn't realistic.
And if the script is bad, even a talented director couldn't make a good movie.

Apr 06, 2015

Packed to the rafters with illicit sex and bone-crunching violence William Friedkin’s trailer park tragedy, based on Tracy Letts’ play, splashes across the screen in what can only be coined White Trash Gothic. Set in the butthole of Texas the story opens with Chris Smith, a chronic loser whose luck has just taken another turn for the worse. His mom sold the stash of cocaine he was hiding in order to have her car repaired and now he has to pay back seven grand to his supplier or face being buried alive. Seeking the advice of his clueless father (Thomas Haden Church) and overly-mascaraed tart of a step-mother (Gina Gershon sporting a big bushy merkin) Chris’ desperation hatches an ingenious plan: find a hitman to murder the old lady and then collect the fifty thousand dollar life insurance benefit she bequeathed to his kid sister Dottie. Enter Killer Joe Cooper (a reptilian Matthew McConaughey) a full-time police detective who moonlights as a hired assassin. Although he prefers to paid upfront Joe agrees to do the job on spec providing the Smiths offer up a little collateral—namely some quality alone time with the childlike Dottie. Things go swimmingly until a couple of unforeseen double-crosses lead to broken noses and broken teeth culminating in one of the most dysfunctional family dinners ever filmed—you’ll never look at Kentucky Fried Chicken the same way again. Shot in dusty shades of brown and blue beneath a sky constantly ripped by lightning, Friedkin’s tawdry tale of greed and retribution makes excellent use of its mobile home locales and honky tonk background noise. Terribly inappropriate and wielding the blackest wit, "Killer Joe" is something Shakespeare could have written had he been born a psychopathic sharecropper. Y’all have been warned.

Feb 09, 2015

I really don't like the way this celluloid ended.The ending is so hasty it makes the film feel so incomplete,drastically reducing it's slickness.One character in this film that was talked about quite a bit we never get to meet by the way,which hurts,not helps,this film cause period.

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