“Killer Joe” is a black comedy thriller film directed by William Friedkin and released in 2011. The movie is based on the play of the same name by Tracy Letts and stars Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church, and Gina Gershon.
The film tells the story of a young man named Chris (played by Hirsch) who hires a hitman named Killer Joe Cooper (played by McConaughey) to kill his mother for her life insurance policy. However, when Chris is unable to pay Joe’s fee upfront, Joe agrees to take Chris’s sister Dottie (played by Temple) as a “retainer” until he gets paid.
The movie features a twisted and suspenseful plot, as well as strong performances by the entire cast, particularly McConaughey, who delivers a chilling portrayal of the ruthless and enigmatic Killer Joe. The film is a dark and unsettling examination of human nature and the lengths people will go to for money and power.
Overall, “Killer Joe” is not for the faint of heart, as it contains graphic violence, sexuality, and language. However, for those who can handle its intensity, the movie is a well-crafted and unforgettable film that showcases the talents of its director and actors.
Duration: 102 min.