Killer Joe Reviews

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August 31, 2012
If you like your movies filled with twisted humor, sexual perversion, psychological intimidation and sudden violence, "Killer Joe" is the flick for you.
August 24, 2012
Watching "Killer Joe" to the bitter end is like playing the Pick 6 lottery and getting three of the numbers right. You don't win anything, but you still think you're smarter than all those other idiots.
August 23, 2012
[Friedkin] has retained his touch ... all these years later. And in Matthew McConaughey, he has the perfect vehicle for madness.
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 16, 2012
The movie frequently clicks as a sendup of over-the-top film-noir storytelling.
August 10, 2012
If y'all like your comedy with a Lone Star drawl and as black as Texas tea, then by all means tuck right into Killer Joe.
August 10, 2012
In the immortal words of Wayne's World: "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll hurl."
August 9, 2012
Killer Joe is twisted pulp, and the actors chew on it bravely, boldly, and with varying degrees of success.
August 9, 2012
It's as mean as a snake.
August 9, 2012
A gleeful and unapologetic descent into delicious decadence, Killer Joe is proud of what it is and never tries to be something it isn't.
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
Like a deep-fried Twinkie at the State Fair of Texas, Killer Joe is gooey, flavorful and bad for you. Dig in.
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
Out of the muck and mire of human depravity that is "Killer Joe," something magnificent comes: a killer performance by Matthew McConaughey.
August 2, 2012
It is a tale of white trash immorality on a grand scale, of people who are ridiculous and yet dangerous, laughable but cunning, and really stupid ... yet sneaky.
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
The film harks back to the low-budget chamber pieces of Friedkin's early career, and he creates a perfect storm of montage and character interplay within a confined space, which culminates in a disturbing loss of humanity.
August 2, 2012
"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.
July 30, 2012
Friedkin make no attempt to soften the characters' monstrousness, and thank hell for that. This is rave and rage and purge acting.
July 27, 2012
Like a deep-fried Twinkie at the State Fair of Texas, ''Killer Joe'' is gooey, flavorful and bad for you. Dig in.
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