Killer Joe
  • Directors(s)

    William Friedkin

  • Production Year

    2012

  • Release date

    29/06/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    102m

  • Cast

    Danny Epper, Jeff Galpin, Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Thomas Haden Church, Juno Temple, Marc Macaulay, Gina Gershon

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Film

Killer Joe

Contains strong bloody and sadistic violence and sexual threat

When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.

  • Directors(s)

    William Friedkin

  • Production Year

    2012

  • Release date

    29/06/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    102m

  • Cast

    Danny Epper, Jeff Galpin, Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Thomas Haden Church, Juno Temple, Marc Macaulay, Gina Gershon

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

KILLER JOE is a drama in which a police detective who also works as a contract killer is hired by a young man to kill his mother so the young man can use his mother's life insurance to clear a debt to a drug dealer.

Violence

Violent scenes include those in which a woman is punched hard in the face, causing her face to become heavily bloodied, a scene in which a can of food is used as a weapon to repeatedly punch a man in the face, a scene in which a man is beaten because of his debt to the drug dealer, and scenes where characters are shot and there are accompanying blood spurts.

Threat

There are also two scenes of sexual threat. In one scene, a young woman is ordered to remove her clothes before she is engaged in sexual activity. In the second scene, a woman is made to kneel and suck on a chicken drumstick which has been placed in front of a man's crotch. During this scene the man holding the chicken mimics sexual pleasure by thrusting his hips towards the woman and moaning.

There is also some strong language ('f**k'), sexualised nudity and drug misuse.

  • Classified date

    21/05/2012

  • BBFC reference

    BFF286493

  • Language

    English