Killer Joe: A movie filled with violence, but some surprising moments.

Title: Killer Joe
Director: William Friedkin
Writers: Tracy Letts (screenplay), Tracy Letts (play)
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple
Year: 2011
Genre: Crime/Thriller
Rating: 8/10
Warning: Not suitable for young or sensitive viewers (Violence/language/nudity)

Killer Joe

Every country has is supply of people who, under-educated and virtually unemployable, earn their living in ways of which polite society disapproves. Of course, there are also employable people who are just plain greedy for more. This movie shows both types. It is an excellent series of character studies, the violence of their portrayal just part of the accuracy of the character profile.

There is one scene in the movie which was bizarre, violent and strangely erotic and, if one has a quirky or kinky side, this scene may make the entire movie worth the while. Curiously enough I found the movie to be sufficiently interesting to enable me to cope with the graphic violence, not a facet with which I am usually ok. I must add that I find Matthew McConaughey wonderfully sexy regardless whether he plays a good or a bad guy.


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