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Killer Joe Review

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4.5

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    62

    out of 100

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  • 0

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

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

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia 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 Weekly Lisa 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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  • 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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