Written February 27, 2015
This movie is like watching a super cell (storm) bearing down on a rustic collection of inhabited rural huts. No matter how unspeakable the outcome is bound to be, one knows from the opening scenes that the worst may quite possibly be creppier than one might imagine. Some might call this pornography of the usual variety but by dint of violence surely. However, the story arc is served by the pure evil depicted and is necessary to set up the blackest humor ever filmed and exhibited on a public movie screen. Above all, even though the urbane, affluent Upper West Side audience in New York seemed uncertain whether to laugh, that question was soon resolved with hoots and gales of unbridled belly guffawing; applause at the end. Guilty? Yes. Avoidable? No. NOT for the faint of heart or easily offended. The leads are perfect. The directing by a name brand? Flawless. Top notch writing. One last warning, if you like linear storytelling with a calming resolution, this is not for you.
Written August 23, 2014
It has a very sadistic humor, you don't know if you should close your eyes on those shocking scenes or laugh until death at the same moment. But at the end, I really liked it!
Written March 30, 2015
The worst movie I have ever seen! And to rate it as a comedy? What a sick joke! Lost all respect for Matthew. Took my friend for his birthday thinking it would something to laugh at and we were all disgusted. We would have walked out but were were waiting for a funny part. I sit through all movies but if I had to do go through that again I would definitely walk out. Wish I could get my money back!
Written October 20, 2014
I understant the art of dark comedy. This film fails at it because it is filled with degradation and abuse of women. Among other things. I am sorry I saw it. It ruined my week end. Whatever interest I had in Matthew McConnaghey has been completely and utterly snuffed out.
Written April 21, 2015
From a couple of seriors:
Was totally unprepared for this.
Described as a "comedy/drama", I thought it might be fun.
In some circles Killer Joe may be considered art. My wife and I considered it filth!
We departed after about 45 minutes and $37.50 lighter in the wallet.