Topics

Killer Joe (movie)

'Killer Joe' review: Rotten people doing rotten things

'Killer Joe' review: Rotten people doing rotten things

** (out of four) If “Killer Joe” is about anything—and it barely is—it’s about how a bunch of amoral fools ignore the wishes of the only pure person among them. The NC-17-rated movie’s own crime is being more interested in the sins of the guilty than their effect on the innocent. Adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicagoan Tracy Letts from his play, “Killer Joe” stars Emile Hirsch as Chris, a low-life constantly catching up to his own mistakes. He’ll be killed if he can’t pay off a $6,000 debt soon, so he has an idea: Hiring Dallas detective/murderer-for-hire Joe (Matthew McConaughey) to take care of the mom who just threw Chris...

Loading
71°