Killer Joe (2011)

 killer-joe“Hey Chris. Why don’t you do us all a big favor and just go kill yourself?” – Ansel Smith

Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 Apr 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A young man in debt decides to hire a devious detective to murder his mother to cash in her insurance policy.

My Take on it – This movie has an excellent cast and is written extremely well by Tracey Letts based on his play.

I gotta say tho that this isn’t an easy movie to picture being performed on stage. (especially the chicken scene)

Matthew McConaughey leads a stellar cast including Emile Hirsch, Gina Gershon, Thomas Haden Church and Juno Temple.

MM seems to always have a knack for choosing very interesting and complex characters and becoming that character in every detail.

This movie’s themes are very dark and in some instances very disturbing, but it works.

Letts proves once again how good of a writer he is and both his narrative and his dialogue make use believe the story.

Perhaps that’s one of the reasons this movie is so disturbing, because it’s believable.

Not for the faint of heart.

This is clearly a family that should have appeared on Jerry Springer instead of in this movie to try and solve their problems 🙂

Bottom Line – Very good, but disturbing thriller. Great performances. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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8 thoughts on “Killer Joe (2011)

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  2. Definitely very disturbing. When I watched this, I wasn’t yet writing a blog, so I also wasn’t thinking terribly critically of it. I just know I didn’t LIKE Killer Joe, at all. Not one bit. So much not one bit that I wanted to toss it outside on stomp on it, if only I hadn’t rented an electronic version.

    Now that I look back at it though, I think I was likely responding to how disturbing it is, rather than to whether or not it is well made. The actors, especially, are terrific here.


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