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When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 7.4/10 (1,476 voted)
Critic's Score: 69/100
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple
Storyline When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.
Writers: Tracy Letts, Tracy Letts
Cast: Matthew McConaughey
Killer Joe Cooper
Thomas Haden Church
Scott A. Martin
(as Scott Martin)
Gralen Bryant Banks
Gregory C. Bachaud
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Just off watching this last night at TIFF 2011, I am still reeling from
what I actually witnessed on the screen.
First of all, where has Gina Gershon been?? Her character was so
believable in this, I almost forgot she was in Showgirls :)
I could say the same thing about nearly every other character as well.
They all have such subtle personalities, it seems as though they are
As for the plot, it is somewhat standard fare, as the trailer could
easily giveaway, however it's how it progresses and pans out, is the
most interesting aspect of the film.
There are a few scenes which some will find very hard to watch (in
fact, during one now-notorious scene, dozens of people left the
screening I was at), but if you stick with them, you will be in for
a... treat? I'm not so sure, but you will have never seen anything like
it, nor will you.
For the cast's performances alone, I highly recommend this film, but if
you are feint of heart, or become queasy at the site of blood, maybe