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Killer Joe

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8.0

Killer Joe

High-Def Digest
17 December 2012
  • Conclusion: As Friedkin mentions in the featurette, SXSW intro and the commentary, the intent of the film is elicit a strong response from the audience. He mentions that though he is not concerned which side of the fence the audience lands, he is concerned with the viewers experiencing some kind of emotional reaction from the events depicted on screen.
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Movie overall 8
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Audio 9
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Extras 7
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KILLER JOE - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
20 November 2012
  • Summary: "Killer Joe" is a dark yet funny film about reaping what you sow from a director that has the ability to unnerve you in the classiest possibly ways.
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Overall 8
8.2

Killer Joe

AV Club
26 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Matthew McConaughey is this generation’s Robert Mitchum. This isn’t to say that the prime years McConaughey squandered shirtless in dire romantic comedies put him on equal footing with the iconic star of The Night Of The Hunter and Out Of The Past . But they have the same dangerous magnetism—lithe, relaxed, preternaturally self-assured, and almost feminine in their power to seduce.
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Overall 7
7.0

Killer Joe

The Digital Fix
6 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Texas. Chris (Emile Hirsch) owes a lot of money to a local gangster. Staying with his father Ansel (Thomas Haden Church), stepmother Sharla (Gina Gershon) and younger sister Dottie (Juno Temple), he and Ansel hatch a plan. They hire local cop Joe (Matthew McConaughey), who is a contract killer on the side, to do away with Chris' mother and Ansel's ex, Adele: Dottie will be the beneficiary of the life insurance.
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Overall 7
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Content 8
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Killer Joe

DVD Talk
11 March 2012
  • Excerpt: The opening titles are simple but accurate: "William Friedkin's Film of Tracy Letts' Killer Joe ." And make no mistake--William Friedkin has made a film of it, but this is undeniably "Tracy Letts' Killer Joe ." Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winner's first play, it is a dark, twisted, chilling piece of work, and with this writer, that's saying something. It is also Friedkin's second film adaptation of a Letts play, after 2006's harrowing (and underseen) Bug .
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Overall 8
8.0

Killer Joe

Flicks
19 December 2012
  • Summary: Killer Joe is a superbly written, well-acted redneck thriller that’s quite obvious about its stage-play roots. While the build-up is entertaining, it’s the third act goes completely bonkers. Eliciting laughs one moment and disturbing craziness the next, the audience were unsure (even nervous) of how to respond, which made me love it even more. It also gave me a newly warped definition of the term ‘double down’.
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Overall 8
8.0

Killer Joe

totalfilm.com
26 October 2012
  • Summary: William Friedkin's grisly tale of Texan trailer trash
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Overall 8
8.0

Killer Joe

totalfilm.com
20 June 2012
Overall 8
8.0

Killer Joe

moviemachine.nl
8 January 2013
  • Summary: Een 22-jarige drugsdealer schakelt huurmoordenaar ‘Killer Joe’ in om zijn moeder te doden en haar levensverzekering op te strijken. ...
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