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Killer Joe
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(325 ratings)
6.7 IMDB rating

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Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Killer Joe Cooper
Emile Hirsch

Emile Hirsch

Chris Smith
Juno Temple

Juno Temple

Dottie Smith
Thomas Haden Church

Thomas Haden Church

Ansel Smith
Gina Gershon

Gina Gershon

Sharla Smith
Marc Macaulay

Marc Macaulay

Digger Soames
Gralen Bryant Banks

Gralen Bryant Banks

Pizza Patron
Carol Sutton

Carol Sutton

Saleslady


Written by
Tracy Letts

Tracy Letts

(screenplay)


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Sublimely unsettling "black hole comedy"

2 years, 3 months ago at Jan 24 14:13
4 votes
"You ever hear of Joe Cooper? He's a cop. A detective actually. He's got a little business on the side."

It's been forty years since filmmaker William Friedkin tested the boundaries of what's acceptable in modern cinema with his 1973 horror opus The Exorcist. Friedkin's Killer Joe (finished in 2011 but released last year) finds the director back in this territory, mounting a controv... read more
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Description: Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, the ex-husband of Chris' mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper a contract killer, who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money wi ... (more)
Release date: 29 June 2012
2011 (10), Thriller (8), Murder (8), Crime (7), Drama (7), 2010s (7), Usa (5), Texas (4), Black Comedy (4), 2012 (3), Suspense (3), Crooked Cop (3), Female Nudity (3), Dark Comedy (2), Dysfunctional Family (2), Mental Illness (2), Neo Noir (2), Violence (2), Neo-noir (1), Nudity (1)
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"The story is set in Texas and concerns a young man Chris (played by Emile Hersch), who, owing money to local gangsters, decides to hire a Hit-man aptly named ''Killer Joe'' (Mathew McConaughey) to kill his mother and claim life insurance. Yes. His own Mother. Chris is also, with the agreement of his father and step-mother, allowing his sister to be ''kept'' by Joe as a means of initial payment for the killing. Basically, the most dysfunctional family ever. But things turn even more sour soon, as"


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Sublimely unsettling "black hole comedy"

“"You ever hear of Joe Cooper? He's a cop. A detective actually. He's got a little business on the side."

It's been forty years since filmmaker William Friedkin tested the boundaries of what's acceptable in modern cinema with his 1973 horror opus The Exorcist. Friedkin's Killer Joe (finished in 2011 but released last year) finds the director back in this territory, mounting a controversial NC-17-rated thriller which shows that the director still has a talent for the lurid. Killer Joe was written by Tracy Letts, who adapted his own stage play for the screen and who worked with Friedkin on 2006's polarising Bug. Sleazy and engaging, this is more or less a contemporary film noir in the vein of Double Indemnity, yet it's also something of a black comedy, though Friedkin's own descript” read more

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" Plot: When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance. Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller Director: William Friedkin Stars: Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple -----} Trailer"


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