Killer Joe details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon, Juno Temple|
|Genres:||Comedy - Crime, Drama - Crime, Thriller - General|
|Collections:||November - Drama|
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Nov 2012|
By Jonathan Crocker from LOVEFiLM
KFC, you won't feel the same about it again after this black comedy from the Director of The Exorcist...
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I didn't enjoy this....but you might.By a customer , 07 Nov 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]I would never say don't rent a movie, just because I disliked it. And as far as I am concerned this movie is well acted and suspenseful in places. However I didn't enjoy this movie at all. Its a grim tale which is expected, but it also has a slow pace and because none of the characters are 'good guys' they are also not very interesting other than Killer Joe.
The violence is very realistic and sickening in places. I thought the ending was slightly over the top in a shock value way, and made me wonder if characters would really act like this (in the final scene). If you like gritty films which are unforgiving and bleak you may enjoy this. I wouldn't compare this to many films, perhaps No Country for Old Men, but it doesn't come close to that movies richness.
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Dreary really dreary!By Osimandias (5 reviews) from Surbiton , 20 May 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Sorry - gave up after 45 mins - poor supporting actors and unbelievable storyline didn't help - maybe it gets better........
bit disappointedBy vickig0306 (429 reviews) from Halifax , 19 May 2013Again I expected so much more from this movie after seeing the trailers but was just left feeling that something was missing & there was no suspense. it was however an average dark comedy but not as good as id expected
Ace Black comedy.By Zebras22 (36 reviews) , 18 May 2013Very dark and brooding. Very well acted and the film is a very black comedy. MM shows that he can act in the right film. Friedkins best film in a while.
Disturbing scaryBy Myfilms (1 review) , 13 May 2013Good film but MM was disturbing usually love a good suspense but was still really disturbing, worth watching but definitely an 18
Strong drama but good overallBy a customer , 09 May 2013I agree with some of the comments. It is a very strong movie. The violence is more than physical. It is drama and a strong one. It caught me by surprise I was expecting more action, but what it lack in action it has in drama. All in all I think it is a good movie. Yes it is about a very dysfunctional family and the moral of the plot is probably what others didnt like.