Killer Joe Reviews
July 31, 2020
It's so good at being wrong - a 'dark comedy' in the full sense of the term.
March 31, 2020
Killer Joe will be a highly divisive film and I myself can't say I necessarily "enjoyed" it rather than experienced its unique brand of tragi-comedy. The final act is a phenomenal sequence...
December 10, 2019
Killer Joe is tense, character-driven and McConaughey gives the performance of his career.
October 31, 2019
A useful reflection on the nature of tyranny, and how it cowers and make zealots of the weak and vulnerable.
June 27, 2019
A dark, twisted, glorious throwback to delirious exploitation cinema in vogue at Friedkin's peak in the 1970s, this is one of the most enjoyable, provoking and hilarious films you'll see this year.
December 27, 2018
Life is stranger than fiction, they say. But few pieces of fiction are as strange as the oddly winsome Killer Joe.
October 5, 2018
Killer Joe's scenes are long and dialogue is of a high quality; by turns funny and absurd, yet also desperately sad.
August 23, 2018
McConaughey's performance as Joe, the psychopath killer with some extreme sexual fetishes, is particularly impressive.
January 26, 2018
As the head of this diamondback-rattlesnake-of-a-film, Matthew McConaughey strikes within a sadistic realm very few actors would dare to tread.
October 25, 2017
Killer Joe is such a hideously over-the-top, black-hearted view of Southern-fried scumbags that even Texans like myself can't get offended.
August 11, 2014
Killer Joe is trash. Not bad trash. Not pretentious trash. Just plain old ugly, funny, and sophisticated trash.
June 2, 2014
The tone in Killer Joe feels so expertly and delicately crafted that we only laugh at the film's absurd scenarios if and when the filmmaker permits it so.
November 25, 2013
Violent, coarse, perverted, and sickly hilarious, this is highly recommend for those who like their entertainment on the nasty, demented tip.
July 17, 2013
This Southern-fried, darkly humorous trailer-trash exploitation crime noir revels in the greedy characters' idiocy and the deranged story's psychosexual luridness.
June 30, 2013
An intriguing (and sometimes off-putting) cinematic creation featuring Matthew McConaughey in one of his best performances.
June 23, 2013
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.
April 3, 2013
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.