Written August 24, 2012
This was absolutely the worst movie I have seen in a long time. The description left out foul language, nudity, crudity, pedophilia, domestic violence, violence......Total waste of money and time.
Written August 27, 2012
There's been a lot of controversy surrounding this film and its having received an NC17 rating. Frankly, I see hundreds of movies in theaters annually all around the world. It's what I do. I guarantee you the rating system is skewed when this film gets branded X and those like Adam Sandler's recent kiddie porn, "That's My Boy," Quinten Tarantino's ultra violent "Machete," and Oliver Stone's quintesential gore fest, "Natural Born Killers" all passed muster with an R. Yes, it's violent, yes there's frontal nudity and overt sexuality, yes there's questionably inappropriate language. Still, were it not for the wider distribution this film was denied due to this rating, I'd think it was a hype tool to put butts in the seats. As for the film itself, it's a must see. The script is solid, well produced and filmed, and the cast turn in excellent performances. It's for adults though. Other than that, it's well worth its ticket price. See it. You won't be disappointed.
Written August 06, 2012
I am not a huge Matthew McConaughey fan, but he is perfect in this movie. If you like Pulp Fiction, Fargo, or any of those types of movie, you will love this one. If you have trailer trash in your gene pool, it's gonna hit real close to home!
Written August 31, 2012
I was lucky enough to see a local production of the stage play and Killer Joe worked a lot better in that medium. Opening the action up out of the trailer dissipated some of the squalid comedy. Performances in the movie were darned good, especially Gershon, Hirsch and Temple. McConaughey didn't bring enough humor or looniness to the title part, but he sure was intense. Haden Church did his thing, which is always pretty entertaining.
Written December 23, 2012
Rented this movie and was totally disgusted in the first 60 seconds. Repulsive language and constant use of the Lord's name in vain in every sentence. Made us think twice about how desperate Matthew M. must be to play a role in this type of filth. This movie has nothing to do with comedy/drama and it's pathetic that it's advertised as that. Can't even comprehend any sane person enjoying this and if so, it's a sad day for our society. People need to not settle for Hollywood producing this stupidity thinking we will support it. Removed this from our DVD player within 2 minutes and regretted wasting the money.