Metacritic Movie Ratings
Killer Joe Reviews

4.0

62

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    A likeably unpleasant slice of adults-only Texas noir, which aims at the funnybone as much as the jugular.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The bone-crunchingly violent film has luridly entertaining moments. But by its resolution, this sleazy Southern Gothic nightmare has simply gone off the rails.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Killer Joe throws down a dare by expecting its audience to be the cool connoisseurs of the story's "comic" outrageousness, then rubbing viewers' faces in close-up scenes of brutality that reasonable people ought not to be able to watch. That up-close experience, however effectively done, is a movie specialty that's its own kind of mean.

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  • 0

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Killer Joe is, at bottom - and I mean bottom - ugly and vile, not to mention dumb and clumsy.

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