• Killer Joe (2011)

Killer Joe

Release Date: 2011

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon, Thomas Haden Church, Marc Macaulay, Gregory C. Bachaud, Charley Vance

Director: William Friedkin

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Voltage Pictures, Ana Media

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A likeably unpleasant slice of adults-only Texas noir, which aims at the funnybone as much as the jugular. show more

  • 100
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Credit goes to the actors (especially Gershon) for giving almost as good as they get in seriously demanding roles, and to Friedkin for having what it takes – guts, chops and a refreshing lack of artistic caution – to bring things thundering home. show more

  • 65
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    In its own way and to its own detriment, William Friedkin's splattery, southern gothic return to the screen seeks to amuse as well as shake and stir. show more

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