Killer Joe Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings

Summary: Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, the ex-husband of Chris' mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper a contract killer, who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money will go to Chris' sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through.
Runtime: 102 min
Rating: Rated NC-17 for graphic disturbing content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality
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Production: Voltage Pictures
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Dec 21, 2012
Director Credit
William Friedkin Director
Writer Credit
Tracy Letts Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Emile Hirsch Chris Smith
Gina Gershon Sharla Smith
Juno Temple Dottie Smith
Matthew McConaughey Killer Joe Cooper
Thomas Haden Church Ansel Smith
Cast Credit
Blain Sanchez Prisoner
Carol Sutton Saleslady
Charley Vance Preacher
Danny Epper G-Man
Gralen Bryant Banks Pizza Patron
Gregory C. Bachaud Filpatrick
Jeff Galpin Biker Thug
Julia Adams Adele
Marc Macaulay Digger Soames
Scott A. Martin Pizza Manager
Producer Credit
Christopher Woodrow Executive Producer
Jamin O'Brien Co-Executive Producer
Laurence Freed Co-Executive Producer
Molly Conners Executive Producer
Nicolas Chartier Producer
Patrick Newall Co-Producer
Roman Viaris-de-Lesegno Executive Producer
Ryan Westheimer Line Producer
Scott Einbinder Producer
Vicki Cherkas Executive Producer
Zev Foreman Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: