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Killer Joe
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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
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Written by
Tracy Letts Tracy Letts
(screenplay)


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Sublimely unsettling "black hole comedy"

4 years, 8 months ago at Jan 24 14:13
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"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

A good movie

2 months, 2 weeks ago at Jul 7 10:49
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Since I kept hearing some pretty good things about this flick, I was quite eager to check it out. Eventually, even if not everything did work and even if it was nothing really original, it turned out to be such a disturbing movie, I don’t think I will soon forget it. Basically, this movie had 2 things that worked really well. First, they gave us  this very ominous atmosphere, especially during ... read more
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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 will go to Chris' sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through.
Release date: 29 June 2012
Tags: 2011 (11), Thriller (9), Murder (9), 2010s (8), Crime (8), Drama (8), Black Comedy (5), Texas (4), Female Nudity (4), Usa (4), Dysfunctional Family (3), 2012 (3), Neo Noir (3), Suspense (3), Crooked Cop (3), Violence (3), Hitman (2), Gangster (2), Sexual Humiliation (2), Fried Chicken (2)
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“Since I kept hearing some pretty good things about this flick, I was quite eager to check it out. Eventually, even if not everything did work and even”

johanlefourbe posted a review 2 months, 2 weeks ago

A good movie

“Since I kept hearing some pretty good things about this flick, I was quite eager to check it out. Eventually, even if not everything did work and even if it was nothing really original, it turned out to be such a disturbing movie, I don’t think I will soon forget it. Basically, this movie had 2 things that worked really well. First, they gave us  this very ominous atmosphere, especially during the opening scene which was quite spellbinding. Then, of course, you had Matthew McConaughey who was just starting to make one of the greatest come-back ever in motion picture history. I mean, sure, the guy gave a decent performance in ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ which was the official start of the  ‘McConaissance’ but he was just so much more impressive in this movie, he gave here the darkest b” read more

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