Killer Joe

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  103 min.
Release Date: August 10, 2012 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal - August 10, 2012 - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver
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DVD: December 21, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 2.96
based on 54 votes and 18 reviews
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Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon, Juno Temple, Marc Macaulay


When 22-year-old drug dealer Chris (Emile Hirsch) has his stash stolen by his mother, he has to quickly come up with six thousand dollars or he's dead. Desperate, he turns to "Killer Joe" (Matthew McConaughey) when he finds out that his mother's life insurance policy is worth $50,000.

Although Joe usually demands cash up front, he finds himself willing to bend the rules in exchange for Chris' attractive younger sister, Dottie, who will serve as sexual collateral until the money comes in... if it ever does.

Director: William Friedkin
Studio: VVS Films
Producer(s): Scott Einbinder, Nicolas Chartier
Screenplay: Tracy Letts
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  • 5 stars "Great film! Friedkin's best movie since CRUISING."
  • 1 star "This movie is dark and just plain un-entertaining. The ending was pointless and violent just for the sake of being violent. The plot was well crafted but the details of Joe's character were a little too disturbing and dark to enjoy the movie."
  • 4 stars "This movie is one of those that you either love or hate - no middle ground. Luckily, I loved it, mainly due to Matthew M's awesome job and great chemistry with the always underrated Thomas Hayden Church."