Killer Joe

103 mins
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From master filmmaker William Friedkin (The ExorcistThe French Connection), a Texan crime-thriller starring Matthew McConaughey as a hitman hired to kill... More

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Killer Joe | Ratings & Reviews

"Twistier than an East Texas back road."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"Killer Joe will both infuriate and impress, but when it impresses there is nothing quite like it."

We Got This CoveredWe Got This Covered

"Killer Joe is trash. Not bad trash. Not pretentious trash. Just plain old ugly, funny, and sophisticated trash."

Film School RejectsFilm School Rejects

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

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Thanks to McConaughey's oily power and Friedkin's unflinching purpose it's a compelling beast."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Lovely to see Friedkin on such mischievous form and McConaughey finally revealing his dark side."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"A gruesome, brutally violent and queasy trailer-park nightmare..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Throughout, the actors grippingly and fearlessly delight in etching their characters’ incompatible agendas."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"Friedkin has crafted another enjoyable slice of frenzied pulp minimalism."


"Friedkin’s pedal-to-the-metal approach to genre filmmaking... gives Killer Joe the energy and breakneck pace Letts’ work demands."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Lurches from realism to corn-pone absurdism and exploitation-cinema surrealism."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Matthew McConaughey is on fire in Killer Joe, fierce and ferociously funny."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Friedkin makes no attempt to soften the characters' monstrousness, and thank hell for that."


"Killer Joe is one hell of a movie. It left me speechless. I can't say I loved it. I can't say I hated it."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

Killer Joe | Details

Award winner
Winner of the Mouse d'Oro at Venice Film Festival 2012.
Drama, Thriller
Country of origin

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