Thriller / Crime
Director: William Friedkin
Running time: 102 mins Released: 29th June 2012
About Killer Joe
A trashy but well-acted thriller from the director of 'The French Connection' and 'The Exorcist.' Young drug dealer and general screw-up Chris is in a bad situation: he owes six thousand dollars to some very violent individuals. He goes to the trailer-park home of his father Ansel (Thomas Hayden Church) and stepmother Sharla (Gina Gershon) and they cook up a plan to kill Chris' universally reviled mother and collect her life insurance. Wanting to get the job done properly, they hire Joe Cotton (Matthew McConaughey), a charismatic and capable detective who moonlights as a hit man. Finding that they can't pay his upfront fee, Joe suggests that he keep Chris' innocent sister Dottie (Juno Temple) as collateral. But that's just the start of his twisted game as he forces the desperate family into ever more bizarre and brutal humiliations.