Killer Joe

Killer Joe

Downloadable Video - 2012
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When Chris (Emile Hirsch) has a stash of drugs stolen from him by his mother, he has to come up with six-thousand dollars, or he's dead. Enter "Killer" Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a hired hit man who will help Chris cash in on his mother's life insurance policy but requires his own fee upfront, no exceptions.
Publisher: [United States] : VVS FILMS, 2012.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 103 min.)) : sd., col.
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May 17, 2019

A real horror story featuring people who have no concept of right and wrong.

"Appalling" doesn't begin to describe it.

May 09, 2019

This dark comedy is very interesting but its not for sensitive people , juveniles or anyone who likes KFC.

Nov 24, 2018

Roger Ebert: 3 out of 4 stars "William Friedkin's "Killer Joe" is one hell of a movie. It left me speechless...It is expertly directed, flawlessly cast and written with merciless black humor."

A noir murder-for-hire plot by a son TO HAVE HIS OWN MOTHER KILLED for her life insurance SO HE CAN PAY OFF HIS DRUG DEALER. The setting is a dilapidated Texas trailer park, where dwells a family whose low-functioning members exhibit, well, let's call it atypical personal boundaries. Twisted. Nasty. Nude. Profane. Loony. Violent. Blood. Dark Funny! Plot twists! You will see outrage you've never seen before - guaranteed. Yes, IT'S THAT TYPE OF MOVIE, but well-written, directed and filmed at a very high level by Academy Award winning director and cinematographer, with actors fearlessly firing on all cylinders.

NC-17! The movie opens at night in a downpour, with a young man insistently knocking on the door of a trailer home. The door opens and there stands a woman (Gina Gershon) wearing only a shirt, nonchalantly greeting her step-son with her exposed vagina staring him in the face.

Yes, IT'S THAT TYPE OF MOVIE, and the director is clearly alerting you right up front to fasten your seat-belt and get ready for a rough ride. In other words, If this is not "your type of movie," are easily offended, or have a delicate/fragile sensibility, or are unable to appreciate dark humor if it's, well, staring you in the face, hit EJECT and BAIL OUT NOW! Don't torture yourself and be a TOOL and mewl later that it's too naked, or too many cuss words, etc. Just as if horror movies are not your thing, don't watch his Exorcist and whine later that it was too scary, thus: 1 star!

Otherwise you'll be hooked from the beginning and riding shotgun wide-eyed all the way to The Last Supper: A Last Supper shared by a most unholy clan of damaged redneck souls, gathered around a table in a rundown trailer somewhere in the 7th rung of Hell. Enjoy! :)

Oh, and you can thank me later: For your meal or snack food of choice at this time, for once in your life avoid chicken. :)

May 03, 2018

I wish I could give it negative 5 stars...
Undescribably vile and demented.
The insidious part is "normalizing" (to any degree) this bizarre twisted fantasy in a film.
However, the real sick mind is anyone even dreaming any and all of the situations in this fiction up.
It's more than just not wasting your time: Do your brain a favor, and avoid this.

Mar 27, 2018

Yucky - plain and simple.

Oct 31, 2016

Below average movie nothing great. Was some good acting. But a very strange plot and strange characters! Quit a bit of nudity that really didn't need to be in the movie!

Jan 26, 2016

What the hell, movie?

Nov 21, 2015

Tests one's boundaries, that's for sure. Would this be classified as a neo-noir? Or perhaps, maybe a "redneck-noir"? Twisted characters, twisted movie, twisted ending. Twisted, period.

papajim13 Sep 23, 2015

The wife and I like Matthew McConaughey and that was the only reason why we watched this worthless movie. It was nothing but violence and exploding and degrading women. McConaughey is a bad cop that is a hired killer. After he kills the family mother/wife for money, they can’t pay him because the beneficiary is in someone else’s name. McConaughey takes the 12 year old daughter as collateral until he gets paid and it becomes even sicker. McConaughey is always having sex with this “CHILD” and it is really disturbing. If you are into child porn then I guess you would like this film. In one part of the movie, McConaughey makes the step mother perform oral sex on a chicken bone… Really sick! Why they put that in the movie who knows.. Oh yea degrading the female…. This DVD should be burned.

Jul 17, 2015

The whole cast acting is superb but the movie is not for family viewing.

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Jun 09, 2018

Sexual Content: nudity, strip bar scene. Juno Temple is fully nude

Jun 09, 2018

Violence: murder, bloody beatings/punching


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Apr 25, 2014

"He set his genitals on fire to teach her a lesson. Guess he showed her." "Was he okay?" "No, he was not okay. He set his genitals on fire."


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