"Who's dick is it?"
A young man, Chris (Emile Hirsch) in debt to a drug dealer and his father Ansel (
decide to hire a contract killer known as Killer Joe (Matthew McConaughey) to
kill Chris’ mother in order to claim $50,000 life insurance money. Unable to
pay upfront, Joe suggests taking Chris’ innocent young sister Dottie ( Thomas
Haden Church )
as a retainer, something that doesn’t sit easily with Chris. Juno Temple
This is a darkly comic and extremely violent film which is likely to repulse some and delight others. There were several walk outs in the packed screening I was in and many audible gasps as well as perhaps the biggest laugh I’ve ever heard in a cinema. For an example of how it will polarize people I turned to my girlfriend on the way out and said “what did you think?” She replied “I hated it. It was awful. One star”. I on the other hand thought it was excellent.