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When 22-year-old drug dealer Chris (Emile Hirsch) has his stash stolen by his mother, he has to come up with six thousand dollars quick or he's dead. Desperate, he turns to "Killer Joe" (Matthew McConaughey) when he finds out that his mother's life insurance policy is worth $50,000. Although Joe usually demands cash up front, he finds himself willing to bend the rules in exchange for Chris' attractive younger sister, Dottie (Juno Temple), who will serve as sexual collateral until the money comes in... if it ever does.
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Others have found this play/movie "condescending"; I wasn't feeling that at all, but these are characters who aren't easy to watch and from whom some viewers may want to distance themselves by any means necessary.
Despite the ultraviolence, fans of "Night of the Hunter" and the original "Cape Fear" will probably want to check this one out. There aren't many actors today who have even a fraction of Mitchum's presence, and McConaughey has that and arguably greater chops. Friedkin is a magician, as is the cinematographer, Caleb Deschanel. And Gina Gershon is absolutely fearless in ways that most women don't get to be on screen these days.