Killer Joe, based on the play by Tracy Letts, is the story of the lengths a certain kind of man will go to in order to get out of debt.
This movie was the best redneck, white trash thriller I have seen to date. Being so used to Matthew McConaughey playing the "good guy" in romantic comedies and such, it was great to see him in a different light. He plays a cop who moonlights as a sinister contract killer. This movie borders on the line of a Quentin Tarantino film with all the screwed up characters and the high violence content. The dysfunctional family McConaughey is working for is the epitome of trailer trash. The hole they keep digging themselves deeper into becomes impossible to climb out of. You definitely have to like this type of movie to enjoy the intense and twisted story line. It also has an unexpected ending which left me with my jaw dropped. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes a little madness and would like to see McConaughey in a role outside of his normal genre.
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