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When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can’t pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, “Killer Joe” Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie’s Cinderella.Based on the play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, “Killer Joe” is a garish, provocative black comedy from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection).

2011, 102 minutes, USA, Unrated (comparable to NC-17), Directed by William Friedkin

  • "Killer Joe" is one hell of a movie. It left me speechless.”

    – Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
  • “Friedkin makes no attempt to soften the characters' monstrousness, and thank hell for that. This is rave and rage and purge acting.”

    – David Edelstein, NEW YORK MAGAZINE/VULTURE
  • “One of the three best performances of [Matthew] McConaughey's career.”

    – Richard Roeper, RICHARDROEPER.COM
  • “Friedkin's still got it - the "it" being his ability to infuse every frame of the film with powerful ambiguity and doubt, and also his ability to attract terrific actors and propel them in unexpected directions.”

    – Andrew O’Hehir, SALON.COM
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