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Killer Joe (2012)

Killer Joe

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

July 27, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

NC-17

Duration

103 min.

Studio

LD Entertainment

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

William Friedkin

Producer

Scott Einbinder, Nicolas Chartier

Screenwriter

Tracy Letts

Starring

Story


When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can't pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, "Killer Joe" Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie's Cinderella. Based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, "Killer Joe" is a garish, proactive black comedy from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) and stars Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Thomas Hayden Church, and Gina Gershon.

Pictures (10 photos)


Matthew McConaughey stars as Killer Joe Cooper in LD Entertainment's Killer Joe (2012)
Matthew McConaughey stars as Killer Joe Cooper and Emile Hirsch stars as Chris Smith in LD Entertainment's Killer Joe (2012)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Emile Hirsch
The 68th Venice Film Festival - Day 9 - Killer Joe - Premiere
Sep 08, 2011
Emile Hirsch
The 68th Venice Film Festival - Day 9 - Killer Joe - Premiere
Sep 08, 2011

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a disjointed film that gets progressively worse..”
by Laremy Legel [Film.com]
“..McConaughey's fans might be shocked to see him in this role - more likely, they'd skip the opportunity - but they ought to give his performance a shot..”
by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]