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KJ-posterRELEASE DATE: November 2013
GENRE: Crime, Thriller
STARRING: Mathew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon
DIRECTOR: William Friedkin
WRITER:  Tracey Letts
PRODUCER: Nicolas  Chartier

Does every life have a price? That is the question facing 22 year-old Chris Smith (Emile Hirsch: Into the Wild, Milk), a smalltime drug peddler just struggling for a break. When Chris has his entire stash stolen by his very own mother, he must, come up with $6,000 and fast, or he’s dead. In desperation, he enlists the help of his father, Ansel (Thomas Haden Church: Sideways, Spiderman 3), and together they plot a hostile scheme. The plan: Chris’ mother, a low life with no redeeming qualities, has a life insurance policy that would more than wipe out the debt. The problem: She’ll need to be dead for them to collect.

Enter Detective Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey: The Lincoln Lawyer, Failure to Launch, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and A Time to Kill) a sultry hit man with all the charm and manners of a Southern gentleman. “Killer Joe” is only too happy to take on the job, but Joe doesn’t pull a trigger without his $25,000 fee paid upfront and in full. Desperation quickly turns to despair for the father and son, as they agree to Joe’s “kind” offer to defer his fee in exchange for Chris’ attractive and seemingly innocent younger sister, Dottie (Juno Temple: Upcoming Dirty Girl, The Dark Knight Rises, The Three Musketeers.) Joe will hold Dottie as collateral until the insurance money is collected and his fee is paid in full. It all seems so simple. It turns out to be anything but.

Killer Joe portrays some stupid Southern Americans  willing to do anything to solve their money problems in hopes of a better life, you will either love this movie or walk away disgusted at the characters and some unsettling scenes. There is a standout performance from Mathew McConaughey who saves this  often over the top movie. This will be a very different addition to your DVD collection and will be appreciated as such.

No special features included.


Reviewed By: @KreativeGangsta

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