Rating (2 out of 5)
Summary: I am tired of these movies. Trying to push some imaginary envelope and while forsaking story-telling. If all the characters died, and you as the audience are happy with that ending, then your story basically sucks. “Killer Joe” didn’t have a single character that was likable. Not even likable, I couldn’t empathize with one. I couldn’t care less about the characters or this film.
Details: I like Thomas Haden Church in his role as the father of the Smith family. When his wife betrays him, and Joe extracts his ounce of flesh, Thomas Haden Church delivers his line in truly authentic manner. At that one moment, I enjoyed his character.
Sex isn’t edgy anymore. This isn’t the 1950s, and we have some weird censorship bureau. If we want to see something, we can scour the internet. “Killer Joe” adds elements of nudity and sex in what can only be described as an attempt to edge up the movie. Merely, this seemed gimmicky.
Subtract the sex scenes, and a couple of beatings, you are left with a mildly entertaining short story.
I wish there was more to say, but I wouldn’t recommend this film.