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Chris R (fr) wrote: Absolute rubbish. I only watched it because I like John Cusack. Everything from the script to the direction was woeful. Acting was non existent. Its a close call, but i think this film stinks worse than The Scorpion King 3.
Jian G (it) wrote: Killer Joe is a 2012 adaption of the controversial Tracy Letts play of the same name and doesn't live up to its reputation of being disturbing, nor well-made, nor deserving of it's NC-17 rating. As Letts wrote the screenplay, the film is very faithful to the original story. Young drug dealer Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in deep trouble when his mother steals his stash and drug money, now needing to pay his crime boss back or it's his life he hires psychopathic cop/hit man Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) to kill her so he can collect the insurance money. Being short on payment for Joe, Chris prostitutes his mentally unstable sister Dottie (Juno Temple) as compensation. Naturally, the plan falls apart culminating in a climax of brutality and gunfire. Shocking as this may sound, the film presents itself as a black comedy.In fact, the outline of the story is the only shocking aspect to Killer Joe as it's carried out with frustrating ineptitude and amateurism. Friedkin reportedly would only shoot a maximum of two takes for most scenes and the movie seems to suffer the consequences of these decisions, making Killer Joe feel more like an unrehearsed play than a bona fide film. There are several drawn-out scenes where the actors engage in long-winded, unintelligible dialogue while appearing to have no consensus on the scene's tone, making their interactions feel very clunky and unnatural. This lack of organic chemistry is further weakened by Emile Hirsch's dreadful performance. Juno Temple does stand out with a very nice performance as Dottie and Haden Church is likable as the hopelessly dumb father, but they still can't save the film. The cinematography looks sloppy as though a film student was messing around with the focus, aperture, and color filter (shots are either overly bright, heavily saturated, super fuzzy, or sometimes simultaneously all three) giving the movie a low-rent quality, which is only worsened by the choreography.The film has been noted for its intense violence, yet the violence is embarrassingly unconvincing and cheesy. There is a scene where Hirsch's character gets beaten up by two thug bikers and reacts to a kick to the face that visibly misses him by a foot. A close up of his face covered in corn syrup is then shown as the beating continues and reveals even more clearly they aren't making any contact, and at one point Hirsch has a delayed response to one of the strikes. Another example of how cheap the violence is during the climax where Joe, in a psychotic rage, mercilessly pulverizes Chris's face with a tin can and he's revealed to have a perfectly-shaped face afterwards with fake blood brushed over it. No swelling, no disfigurement, nor any kind of sign to accurately indicate the trauma of such a savage beating, just a few simple fake blood brushes over the face. Killer Joe was given an NC-17 for two scenes: the phony tin can beating, and because a woman is forced to fellate a chicken leg held near a man's crotch (an image that has been done over and over in a lot of movies).To give films like this an NC-17 rating while giving more extreme films (Hostel 2, Bruno, etc.) an R is totally random and exemplifies the MPAA's futility. High school-age viewers under 18 will be more likely to yawn at the film's lame violent effects and smirk at the film's silly poultry scene. Killer Joe amounts to being a derisive movie due to a pitiful attempt of adapting a provocative play into a successful picture. Viewers should just skip it and watch Friedkin's The Exorcist instead; it is everything Killer Joe isn't.
Hollis G (de) wrote: Trite and horrendously acted.
Cynthia G (mx) wrote: "What are you doing? "Taking off my shoes...I run better without them." "You can't outrun that bear!" "I don't have to outrun the bear I just have to outrun you!" HAHAHAHHHAA. BEST LINE EVER!
Brian G (de) wrote: Cristoph Waltz, as a clever and manipulative Nazi foil for the rest of the protagonists, elevates this humorously violent Tarantino product from just being another sadistic, chaotic satire--this time of the Allies-German War during the 1940s. But, I must say that I am thoroughly entertained with all the dialogue and banter between these misfits, killers, and psychopaths.
Darrin C (nl) wrote: A little better than the last sequel, but more of the same.
Cyril P (es) wrote: Le film le plus personnel de Clint Eastwood ?
Valerie G (us) wrote: When I first started watching this, I thought the plot was going to be so fluffy it wouldn't be worth seeing again, but when John Garfield enters the picture, he really shakes things up! And I think that is when I fell in love with John Garfield. The sequel films, Four Wives and Four Mothers are quite lovely, but they lack the drama that keeps you wanting more.
David M (ca) wrote: Another hidden gem from Disney I believe deserves a place alongside other popular classics. We don't often get to see the masculine/adventure side of Disney & this film is all about it. Funny, action packed & so much more interesting than many of those clichd princess movies.
Scott E (ag) wrote: Poorly acted, poorly scripted. The visuals are at times stunning, it is somewhat shocking at how poorly the actors draw you into the story, which is rather thin to begin with. I expected more from a James Cameron production, and because of that my rating is lower. Director Alister Grierson seemed to mail it in. The film never acquired the urgency it deserved. This director strikes me as more of a cinematographer than a director.