Killer Joe

Killer Joe

DVD - 2012
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'Killer' Joe Cooper is a Dallas detective who doubles as a hit man with the charm of a Southern gentleman. Chris hires Joe to kill his mother in order to collect her life insurance and pay off his debts. When Chris is unable to pay for the service up front, Joe takes Chris's sister Dottie as a retainer until he can be paid.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, 2012
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9786314905552
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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roncandelaria
Jan 23, 2020

Good movie if you like or want a "tinge" of horror and pornography. Great story line but most importantly, the acting of the five main characters was superb! Three and a half stars only because of the "dark" scenes of the aforementioned.

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marcos_santiago
Dec 24, 2019

"Killer Joe" has some great reviews in some places of the internet, but it let me down. It was a disappointing experience because it is not very entertaining, or a particularly well made movie.
The nudity and brutal violence are 100% gratuitous. They serve no purpose to advance the storyline.
Plot is basic, I was expecting twists (or a clever reveal) somewhere along the line. Nothing happened. It is just a story of a series of terrible mistakes.
The characters are written as caricatures. I did not feel any particular sympathy for any of them.
Maybe the nudity and violence were added, precisely because the plot is so simplistic, and the production values so basic. Without the brutal violence and grotesque themes, no one would pay attention to this movie.
Why would a talented cast of actors join a movie that is all about shock value?
Wikipedia called this movie a "black comedy"... there's nothing in the movie that qualifies as humour.
I don't think the director will have a chance to direct another feature-length film ever again. Too bad (kind of), because back in the day he hit one or two hits, and a homerun.

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In_tr_aktr1Nstpaul
Oct 29, 2019

Brutal from start to finish.

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hammer59
Oct 15, 2019

Shocking and over-the-top but entertaining if dark film is your thing. Think "American Psycho" on steroids.

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Ky68RasK
May 17, 2019

A real horror story featuring people who have no concept of right and wrong.

"Appalling" doesn't begin to describe it.

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burgessarthur
May 09, 2019

This dark comedy is very interesting but its not for sensitive people , juveniles or anyone who likes KFC.

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oldwestfan
Nov 24, 2018

Roger Ebert: 3 out of 4 stars "William Friedkin's "Killer Joe" is one hell of a movie. It left me speechless...It is expertly directed, flawlessly cast and written with merciless black humor."

A noir murder-for-hire plot by a son TO HAVE HIS OWN MOTHER KILLED for her life insurance SO HE CAN PAY OFF HIS DRUG DEALER. The setting is a dilapidated Texas trailer park, where dwells a family whose low-functioning members exhibit, well, let's call it atypical personal boundaries. Twisted. Nasty. Nude. Profane. Loony. Violent. Blood. Dark Funny! Plot twists! You will see outrage you've never seen before - guaranteed. Yes, IT'S THAT TYPE OF MOVIE, but well-written, directed and filmed at a very high level by Academy Award winning director and cinematographer, with actors fearlessly firing on all cylinders.

NC-17! The movie opens at night in a downpour, with a young man insistently knocking on the door of a trailer home. The door opens and there stands a woman (Gina Gershon) wearing only a shirt, nonchalantly greeting her step-son with her exposed vagina staring him in the face.

Yes, IT'S THAT TYPE OF MOVIE, and the director is clearly alerting you right up front to fasten your seat-belt and get ready for a rough ride. In other words, If this is not "your type of movie," are easily offended, or have a delicate/fragile sensibility, or are unable to appreciate dark humor if it's, well, staring you in the face, hit EJECT and BAIL OUT NOW! Don't torture yourself and be a TOOL and mewl later that it's too naked, or too many cuss words, etc. Just as if horror movies are not your thing, don't watch his Exorcist and whine later that it was too scary, thus: 1 star!

Otherwise you'll be hooked from the beginning and riding shotgun wide-eyed all the way to The Last Supper: A Last Supper shared by a most unholy clan of damaged redneck souls, gathered around a table in a rundown trailer somewhere in the 7th rung of Hell. Enjoy! :)

Oh, and you can thank me later: For your meal or snack food of choice at this time, for once in your life avoid chicken. :)

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Reading_Right
May 03, 2018

I wish I could give it negative 5 stars...
Undescribably vile and demented.
The insidious part is "normalizing" (to any degree) this bizarre twisted fantasy in a film.
However, the real sick mind is anyone even dreaming any and all of the situations in this fiction up.
It's more than just not wasting your time: Do your brain a favor, and avoid this.

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Melidag
Mar 27, 2018

Yucky - plain and simple.

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gingin1972
Oct 31, 2016

Below average movie nothing great. Was some good acting. But a very strange plot and strange characters! Quit a bit of nudity that really didn't need to be in the movie!

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Les_J
Jun 09, 2018

Sexual Content: nudity, strip bar scene. Juno Temple is fully nude

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Les_J
Jun 09, 2018

Violence: murder, bloody beatings/punching

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britprincess1
Apr 25, 2014

"He set his genitals on fire to teach her a lesson. Guess he showed her." "Was he okay?" "No, he was not okay. He set his genitals on fire."

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