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Killer Joe

Rated NC-17 for graphic disturbing content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality.

NC-17 In Theaters 07/27/2012 , 103min.
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Critic score based on 38 reviews

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April 06, 2014
another piece of **** from sick hollywood
April 06, 2014
January 18, 2013
You will never think of KFC drumsticks the same way again...
January 06, 2013
Lousy movie watched it hoping it would get better but to no avail.... so sorry I bought it..
January 02, 2013
Horrible, Disgusting movie. Matthew's worst movie ever! Do not think I can look at him the same again.......

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Washington Post
The action and dialogue find the same squalid level in time for the climactic scene, the cruel humiliation of a central character. That's when sensitive viewers should do what the bloody-minded Joe could never imagine: Walk away from the mess he has made. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
By far the film's deadliest weapon is McConaughey. The way the actor leans into threats, dropping his voice, wrapping eloquence in sinister tones, is skin-crawling. The muscles in his neck literally seem to tense one by one. And if the eyes are the window to the soul, you really don't want to peer for long into his. It is not an easy performance to watch, but it is unforgettable. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
The bone-crunchingly violent film has luridly entertaining moments. But by its resolution, this sleazy Southern Gothic nightmare has simply gone off the rails. Full Review
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
It thrills in seeing dumb people getting their due in hyper-stylized displays of violence, and yet it never feels contemptuous of them. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
What's most notable about this aggressively cynical project is how much talent it wastes. Full Review

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