Killer Joe

So apparently all of television takes the week between Christmas and New Years off. Mike and I settled onto the sofa last night only to find that nothing was on. We started surfing through the On Demand movies and came across Killer Joe, which looked pretty decent. We were wrong. Very, very wrong.

Killer Joe (from IMDb)
Killer Joe (from IMDb)

Director: William Friedkin

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, and Juno Temple

Runtime: 1 hour, 42 minutes

Plot Summary (from IMDb): Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris Smith, a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Conspiring with his father, Ansel, the ex-husband of Chris’s mother, they decide to hire “Killer Joe” Cooper, a police detective who has a parallel career as a contract killer. They plan to give the money to Chris’s sister Dottie, who Chris thinks is the beneficiary of the mother’s life insurance policy. Chris is unable to front Killer Joe’s fee. However, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through.advertisement

Rating: Skip It.

Seriously, it’s a terrible movie. Any movie that starts with someone knocking on the door only to have the door opened by a naked white trash woman is not going to end well. It was all downhill from there.

Ratings Explanation:

  • Theater: This means the movie is awesome. Go see this movie in the theater – well worth the $100 you’ll spend for a night out to see it on the big screen!
  • On Demand: Since no one actually rents movies anymore, this category has changed to On Demand. This means it’s a great movie, but it is as good at home as it is in the theater and worth seeing a little sooner.
  • TV: This means the movie is ok. Wait for it to show up on HBO and see it for free.
  • Skip It: Movie sucks, don’t waste your time.

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