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“Friedkin had his heart set on a more grizzled actor than the smooth McConaughey, but was impressed by his intelligence and lured by his Texan accent, which was just right for ‘Killer Joe’. Cut to a year later, and McConaughey confounded fans with his portrayal of a cold-hearted assassin, paid to take out a client's mother.”

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Matthew McConaughey delivers a career-best performance in this violent and darkly comic neo-noir thriller that marks a blistering return to form for “The Exorcist” and “The French Connection” director William Friedkin.

Key Talent:

Oscar-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist; The French Connection; Bug), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts (Bug) and stars Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike; The Lincoln Lawyer), Emile Hirsh (Savages; Milk; Into The Wild), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises; Kaboom), Thomas Haden Church (We Bought A Zoo; Sideways) and Gina Gershon (Showgirls).

Synopsis:

When small-time drug dealer Chris Smith finds himself seriously in debt to his supplier, he hatches a plan to have his estranged mother killed in order to claim the $50,000 life insurance due to be paid to his younger sister, Dottie. To do the job, he hires Killer Joe Cooper, a creepy, corrupt and crazy Dallas cop who Chris is informed moonlights as a professional hit man. Unable to pay Joe’s fee upfront, Chris agrees to provide a “retainer” in the form of Dottie, with whom Joe has immediately become besotted. However, following the murder of his mother, Chris’ plan begins to unravel in a series of unexpected twists involving the interference of his father’s new wife, Sharla, and the development of an unlikely bond between Joe and Dottie.

As pure, unadulterated entertainment Friedkin’s second collaboration with writer Tracy Letts (following 2006’s “Bug”) has it all – steamy sexuality, shocking violence, a compelling storyline, lashings of black humour and, most of all, a killer cast of actors all at the top of their game. McConaughey effectively shakes off his rom-com shackles once and for all, while Juno Temple delivers a scene-stealing performance in a movie likely to leave viewers both exhilarated and shaken at the same time.

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Distributor:
Entertainment One
Certificate:
18
Release date:
5th November, 2012
Extras:

English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround (DVD only) / English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (Blu-ray only) and 2.0 Stereo audio options / Optional English subtitles for the hard of hearing

Director:
William Friedkin
Stars:
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Emile Hirsh
  • Juno Temple
  • Thomas Haden Church
  • Gina Gershon

Credits

Distributor:
Entertainment One
Certificate:
18
Release date:
5th November, 2012
Director:
William Friedkin
Stars:

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