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Killer Joe Reviews

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix

Violent, coarse, perverted, and sickly hilarious, this is highly recommend for those who like their entertainment on the nasty, demented tip.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4/5

November 25, 2013
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

This Southern-fried, darkly humorous trailer-trash exploitation crime noir revels in the greedy characters' idiocy and the deranged story's psychosexual luridness.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B+

July 17, 2013
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

An intriguing (and sometimes off-putting) cinematic creation featuring Matthew McConaughey in one of his best performances.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 30, 2013
Will Leitch
Deadspin

The movie is gross and smutty: It is having so much fun portraying terrible people doing terrible things to one another that it has no interest in pausing to think about what any of this means. Thankfully.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: A-

June 23, 2013
Meredith Borders
Badass Digest

Friedkin, Letts and the entire cast barrel ahead through incredibly strange, dark territory, never looking back to see if the audience is keeping up. But those who do won't regret it.

Full Review Source: Badass Digest

April 3, 2013
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

McConaughey is funny and fearsome in the title role, the devil holding the family accountable for their choices.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B

February 4, 2013
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

As sordid and vile as possible.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

January 21, 2013
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

Killer Joe is America at its worst but Friedkin and McConaghey at very close to their best.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 11, 2013
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

It's like a cheap, nasty dessert: completely devoid of nutrition, probably very bad for you, but kind of delicious while it briefly lasts.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

December 4, 2012
Andy Lea
Daily Star

Only the faint-hearted or KFC kitchen staff should give it a miss.

Full Review Source: Daily Star | Original Score: 4/5

November 15, 2012
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Stage-to-screen adaptations are rarely this primal, and it's been a long time since a William Friedkin film has felt so vital.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4/5

November 11, 2012
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

The humor magnifies the horror, and vice versa. Like the inflammatory Dr. Strangelove, we've sewn these seeds, and we deserve whatever is reaped from them.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

November 5, 2012
Kofi Outlaw
ScreenRant

Killer Joe will leave many people in shock, confusion, and in need of a thorough shower by the time it's done.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 2, 2012
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat

Killer Joe is a white-hot fever dream of a film. A toxic swill of sex and violence, Joe is mordantly funny, tantalizing and, ultimately, shocking.

Full Review Source: The Aristocrat | Original Score: 5/5

September 27, 2012
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered

Killer Joe will both infuriate and impress, but when it impresses there is nothing quite like it. It plays on the senses and lingers in the mind, McConaughey is brilliant and Friedkin finds himself in his best form in years

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 9.5/10

September 14, 2012
Graham Killeen
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Resembling yard sculptures in a trailer park, where trash becomes art, "Killer Joe" is a Picasso signed with a branding iron.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 13, 2012

Sick and twisted in the most interesting ways.

Full Review Source: Twitch | Original Score: 4/5

September 11, 2012
Andrew Moraitis
FILMINK (Australia)

A daringly impressive and darkly funny work, which sees its director William Friedkin return to the audacious spirit of his early films.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

September 6, 2012
Peter Galvin
sbs.com.au

Aside from Letts scathing one-liners the best reason to see the film is McConaughey. His Killer Joe is a quite brilliant variation on cool villainy.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 6, 2012
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

It unfolds like a prank. After freewheeling dangerously and thrillingly for 90 minutes, it skips the relief and goes straight to the punishment. After that: The final, puzzling twist suggests that it may not have been a joke at all.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 4, 2012
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