Killer Joe Reviews

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May 26, 2013
McConaughey is making an emphatic statement that 2012 is going to be his renaissance. And not even a turkey like "Killer Joe" is going to get in his way.
September 28, 2012
The scene with the fried chicken drumstick might cause Colonel Sanders to repurpose one of his famous buckets as a barf bag.
September 21, 2012
Matthew McConaughey gives an intensely wry performance while director William Friedkin applies his old-master craftsmanship to a brutal, ugly story.
August 31, 2012
If it weren't for Matthew McConaughey's tightly coiled performance, the nasty white-trash drama "Killer Joe" wouldn't be worth the powder it would take to blow it to hell.
August 26, 2012
...a clever story ruined by a fight so poorly done it's laughable, and an unbelievably silly but graphic simulated sex scene in the finale.
August 25, 2012
Jerry Springer re-do
August 24, 2012
A dreadfully dull black comedy that reckons it's infinitely more provocative and shocking than it actually is.
August 23, 2012
You end up feeling sorry for all the actors forced to humiliate themselves, except for McConaughey, whose portrayal of sadistic, manipulative evil is mesmerizing.
August 19, 2012
Vile, evil and brutal, it's a bloody mess that's only saved by Matthew McConaughey's impressively repellent acting.
August 10, 2012
A Southern Gothic pulp-noir freak show, yee-haw.
August 6, 2012
That everything should go wrong is no surprise, but the wrong turns are taken so viciously -- Gershon, in particular, is appallingly treated, in closeup -- that they lead the film, adapted from the play by Tracy Letts, to the brink of abusive farce.
August 3, 2012
The action and dialogue find the same squalid level in time for the climactic scene, the cruel humiliation of a central character.
August 2, 2012
[T]here is no way to say it without employing a pun -- it leaves a truly bad taste.
August 2, 2012
The bone-crunchingly violent film has luridly entertaining moments. But by its resolution, this sleazy Southern Gothic nightmare has simply gone off the rails.
August 2, 2012
More interested in the sins of the guilty than their effect on the innocent.
August 1, 2012
There is truly never a dull moment but that's not the same thing as good ones.
August 1, 2012
This is a case of good actors given earthy characters but...they are really caricatures and not much more.
July 28, 2012
Killer Joe, packed with miserable stereotypes doing miserable things with no sense of a higher purpose, plays like a dramatized version of The Jerry Springer Show.
July 27, 2012
The film is loaded with seedy and dysfunctional characters of questionable morals and intelligence, which makes things entertaining in a train-wreck sort of way, but it leaves nobody to root for.
July 27, 2012
An ugly, ugly film that leaves you feeling dirty inside, especially if you find yourself being entertained and amused by its characters and what they do to each other.
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