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Killer Joe

Killer Joe
  • 2011
  • US
  • 103 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: William Friedkin
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple
  • UK release: 29 June 2012

Chris (Hirsch) wants to have his mother killed for the insurance and keep it from his naïve younger sister (Temple), so he hires the titular Joe (McConaughey) to do the job: mayhem ensues. A sickly funny down-at-heel Texan noir about dislikeable characters doing unspeakable things, it's twisted, trashy fun.

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Killer Joe

12 Jun 20124 stars

Excellent tense and trashy paranoid thriller from the director of The Exorcist

Following his 2006 paranoid thriller Bug, William Friedkin swaps its motel room setting for an only slightly less claustrophobic trailer park in this second consecutive adaptation of a Tracy Letts play. Killer Joe may not have the grandiose vision of…

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