Joe Synopsis
David Gordon Green's Joe stars Nicolas Cage as the title character, the foreman of a work crew hired to poison trees before they are cleared from land owned by people who plan to develop it. One day, 15-year-old Gary (Tye Sheridan) arrives at the...
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If your moviegoing needs are driven less by a need to "feel good" afterwards and more by a desire to see something that will grab and touch...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

None of this would work with anywhere near the power it does without Nicolas Cage, whom Green has smartly cast in this sometimes...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Joe is the movie that will make you remember how good Nicolas Cage once was and can be again.
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By Eric Kohn
If Joe marks a new beginning for some of its characters, the same description applies to its director and star.
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The Playlist

By Oliver Lyttelton
It’s not exactly doing anything new, but it’s a muscular and textured piece of work that shifts assuredly through tones and genre, features...
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The Guardian

By Xan Brooks
Joe also stands as a reminder of what a terrific actor Cage can be when he is able to harness and channel his wilder impulses.
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By Jordan Hoffman
Cage, not one known for subtlety of late, is truly great in this sad, funny and tender role.
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The Dissolve

By Nathan Rabin
Joe’s brilliance doesn’t lie in its destination, but in the gripping, intense, surprisingly joyous and funny journey it takes to get there.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
Gripping and at times agonizing.
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By Justin Chang
A patiently observed, often unsettlingly violent drama that can’t help but feel overly familiar in some of its particulars, rich in rural...
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By joetamez
Tough calls by Joe but necessary to protect those he loved. Ending was fuzzy- not sure if he lived and now the boy is driving his new truck? Why is the boy with Joe's dog? Boy applied for a new job...

I Didnt Get the Point of th Film

By mgulley71
Nicolas Cage movies are always a gamble and Joe was no exception. How the book got to a screenplay and then was green-lighted is beyond me....


By sstar4353
Just started watching "Joe" the newest Nicholas Cage movie at home ON DEMAND. I am a fan of Nicholas Cage and don't believe I've viewed a movie of his that I did not like. Until now. Don't waste your...

Worst film of the year

By eabousabe
Worst movie ever. No point at all, barely a plot, complete waste of 2 hours...

By andrewwerner1
felt like movie transported me to different place and time...


By rickerdkathrine
Nicholas Cage was fantastic in this film that showed life in poor small towns....

Great movie. Kinda brilliant.

By Nax_
Love the comparison of this boy's life to the life cycle of the weak trees. We are all born with genetically bad characteristics and they are god for nothin. i.e. Addiction, Anger, obsession, etc. ...

Porn, dog fighting, murder, loser parents, prostitutes

By leahandhelms
I just do not understand the prostitutes in this the illicit scenes near the end were pointless. I like Nick's acting, though!...

I was bored

By Eldaberry8
I'm not a big fan of Nicholas Cage anyway. So I might be biased. But I felt like the story was dragging and not leading anywhere. The young boy acted well and the drunk father too but Nicholas...

Tough to watch

By olarsch
Riveting dismal story...

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Rated R | For Language, Disturbing Material, Some Strong Sexual Content and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Indie drama is well made but extremely grim and brutal.
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